Address this tremendous problem

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 15, 2018

It’s Ag Progress Days in Rock Springs and today was the public officials luncheon.  They had a full building, as usual, and a longer program this year because they allowed candidates for state-wide office to speak.  I saw many of my colleagues from the legislature and lots of other folks like cabinet members, county commissioners, and township supervisors.  I was seated with John Arway, the Executive Director of the Fish and Boat Commission, so I was able to get an answer to a constituent problem that I was going to call about.  We also swapped some fishing stories; his were much better.  This evening, I was a guest panelist at a hearing held by The Center for Rural Pennsylvania on the opioid epidemic.  The hearing was in Courtroom #1 at the Cambria County Court House, which is a beautiful courtroom.  The testifiers were a collection of treatment professionals, prosecutors, and workforce development specialists who provided a lot of information that can be used to address this tremendous problem.  Senator Gene Yaw chairs this legislative service agency and has taken the lead in the Senate on this issue.


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