John's Blog

I’ll be at 400,000 before you know it

Posted by Patrick Schurr | September 18, 2014

I failed to mention last night that the blue truck turned over 350,000 miles yesterday, another milestone. I just had some body work done in preparation for its’ inspection next month. The areas of the truck, including a replacement tailgate, … Read more>

I will monitor the process

Posted by Patrick Schurr | September 17, 2014

Last night I had a Town Hall Meeting in McConnellsburg. It was the largest turnout I’ve ever had for a Fulton County town hall. If you’ve never attended one of my town halls, I always open with an update about … Read more>

Neither are sure things

Posted by Patrick Schurr | September 16, 2014

I had two committee meetings this morning, Banking and Insurance (where I had a bill pass) and Finance. The Finance Committee meeting only had two bills on the agenda, but they were both high profile. The first bill is sponsored … Read more>

Other issues that are very important

Posted by Patrick Schurr | September 15, 2014

We’re back in session and the question that we’re all asked constantly is what legislation are we going to be able to pass this Fall. The Senate has 10 voting days scheduled and the House has 12. This calendar can … Read more>

You’d never know it from reading the newspapers

Posted by Patrick Schurr | September 14, 2014

The stuff I saw in the news this week makes me wonder about the direction of this country and how far the media has gone to embrace the agenda of the left wing. There was a story about people ridiculing … Read more>

Honoring emergency service workers

Posted by Patrick Schurr | September 13, 2014

I had several things on my schedule today. After leaving the Lighthouse this morning I received a text that the Veteran’s Appreciation Parade in Tyrone was cancelled because of the rain. That was too bad, but I guess the organizers … Read more>

Nothing will change, unless…

Posted by Patrick Schurr | September 12, 2014

As we approach the Fall session on Monday, there is a lot of speculation as to what the legislature can accomplish. I imagine that this will be the subject of several of the Sunday editorials. There doesn’t seem to be … Read more>

Pray for our President to take the right path

Posted by Michele Ivory | September 11, 2014

Many of us took time today to remember the events of September 11, 2001.  It is appropriate to reflect on what happened and why.  There is a real concern that another terrorist attack on American soil is coming soon.  The … Read more>

God bless those who study the founders

Posted by Michele Ivory | September 10, 2014

I am often impressed with the depth of knowledge constituents have regarding the constitution and the proper role of government officials.  Their passion for the balance of power and the freedoms outlined in the Bill of Rights is a reminder … Read more>

That argument’s a little disingenuous

Posted by Patrick Schurr | September 9, 2014

There were a couple of stories in the Altoona Mirror over the past few days that included quotes from me. One piece on local school districts’ collaborative cyber charter school seems to have missed an essential point. I was quoted … Read more>