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It’s only a rental

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 28, 2015

An interesting thing happened to me on the way to a speaking engagement in State College today; my truck stopped running on I-99, about 13 miles short of my destination. A lady from the PA Clubhouse Coalition, the group I … Read more>

Congratulations to all who are celebrating a new chapter in their lives

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 27, 2015

In addition to the daily work and scheduled appointments we all have, Spring is filled with milestone events for many people. I attended a wedding last Saturday and am attending school graduation events throughout our area. I spoke with a … Read more>

What do you think?

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 26, 2015

I am trying over the two weeks we aren’t in session to get as many personal items taken care of as possible. This is on top of my usual work schedule. I worked all day yesterday and skipped getting together … Read more>

The very first Memorial Day

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 25, 2015

I hope that everyone took time today to remember our fallen heroes. I spoke at the Union Cemetery in Claysburg for their service this morning, then drove to Duncansville for their parade. Both events were very well done and well … Read more>

These employees would do much better

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 24, 2015

There wasn’t too much in the Sunday papers worth noting. I was quoted in a lengthy Allentown Morning Call piece about how public sector unions for police and firefighters are treated better than other unions. The writer argued that since … Read more>

Another issue has surfaced

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 23, 2015

When I left the house for my men’s fellowship group this morning, I had to scrape the frost off of my windshield. It’s Memorial Day weekend, for goodness sake! Charlotte and I had a wedding to attend this afternoon/evening, so … Read more>

That would be a game changer

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 22, 2015

Representatives McGinnis and Ward joined me at the Tyrone Elementary School this morning to discuss education issues with the board and administration followed by a tour of their preschool program and metal shop. We had a good exchange and look … Read more>

There’s nothing like a small town parade!

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 21, 2015

I left early for Williamsport to serve on a panel for Senator Gene Yaw’s student program. It’s always interesting to talk legislation with high school students. I caught up with a few other Senators on an issue of importance, and … Read more>

They just don’t make community organizers like they used to

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 20, 2015

I had some friends that did well in their elections yesterday and some that did not. My opinion of them hasn’t changed, they are all great people who put themselves and their families on the line. All conducted themselves with … Read more>

It is an unfortunate situation for all involved

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 19, 2015

I suspect that my blog readers beat the turnout percentage of the average voters today. This is a critical election that will in some cases more than likely decide who will take office next January. But, most voters don’t see … Read more>