John's Blog

Just the facts, ma’am

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 31, 2014

Another Sunday with little to report from the newspapers from across our state. This weekend is the unofficial start of the Fall campaign season and they focused largely on the Governor’s race. I’ve noticed that the papers have become much … Read more>

Best wishes to Roger and his family

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 30, 2014

I tried to catch up on as much work as possible today while keeping an ear on the radio to hear Penn State win their first game of the season and their first game ever in Ireland, then listening to … Read more>

Clarifying proposed tax changes under Act 47

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 29, 2014

I had to answer questions over the past week about legislation that I support to reform Act 47, the law that governs municipalities in distress. The bill is a product of a year-long task force that I co-chaired. There was … Read more>

I disagree

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 28, 2014

When I attended the presentation on Wednesday from the Dept. of Welfare, they told us that the Healthy PA proposal was expected to be accepted by the Feds any minute. They were right; it was announced today. I’ve seen some … Read more>

That’s why I look for a good deal on gas

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 27, 2014

I was in Everett this morning for a Chamber Breakfast and then a meeting. On the way back to Hollidaysburg, I stopped for gas at the Bedford Turnpike entrance and filled up for $3.24 a gallon. I went to a … Read more>

There are two groups today

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 26, 2014

I had a town hall meeting in Allensville this evening. We had a nice crowd, for Allensville that is, of about 15 people. It was my last town hall there since re-districting will put that township in the 34th Senatorial … Read more>

Anxious to see the details of Healthy PA

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 25, 2014

This weather feels like September. The nights and mornings are cool. I spoke with a group of people over the weekend and no one could remember the thermometer hitting 90 in this part of the world over the summer. I … Read more>

Hopefully the good stuff gets across the finish line

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 24, 2014

Another week without much of interest in the Sunday papers around the state. There is always political commentary, but nothing newsworthy. There is also speculation about what the legislature can pass when we come back into session in September. The … Read more>

There are many good causes out there to support

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 23, 2014

Since I wasn’t quite as busy today, I was able to join most of my family for brunch at King’s in Altoona. We ended up spending more time at my house. It was good to relax for a little. Charlotte … Read more>

One of my favorite summertime meals

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 22, 2014

I attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new AgChoice Farm Credit office outside of Martinsburg this morning. This will be a nice building with room for them to hold programs for the public from time to time. I did a … Read more>