John's Blog

Looking forward to a special day

Posted by Patrick Schurr | November 13, 2018

I was up early, 4:20, to get to the Greencastle-Antim Chamber Breakfast.  The program was very interesting, it was a presentation by the Foundation for Enhancing Communities.  This organization helps non-profits manage their operations and invest their funds through a … Read more>

Thanks to all who served

Posted by Patrick Schurr | November 12, 2018

Happy Veterans Day (celebrated)!  The Senate offices were closed today in observance, but I was in for some paperwork.  I participated in the Altoona Veterans Day Parade this morning and service following, and a veterans service at the Hollidaysburg Veterans’ … Read more>

They deserve our thanks

Posted by Patrick Schurr | November 11, 2018

It was a sunny, but cold day.  I didn’t realize until I saw the paper this morning that today was the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.  No one seems to be aware of it or maybe they … Read more>

11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

Posted by Patrick Schurr | November 10, 2018

After my men’s fellowship this morning, I got a little hunting time in with the Oak Man.  We bagged one and several got away, but we both enjoyed it.  This afternoon I got to the Pitt – Virginia Tech game, … Read more>

Address important issues without this factor

Posted by Patrick Schurr | November 9, 2018

Staff did a great job of getting through more files and papers, etc. in the Hollidaysburg office.  I will be at the Capitol a couple of days next week and plan to get through most of what’s left in the … Read more>

Leaders in the fight against addiction

Posted by Patrick Schurr | November 8, 2018

I attended the Blair County Chamber’s Breakfast Club Meeting this morning.  The speaker was Kevin Courtois from the U.S. Chamber who gave us an overview of the recent federal elections.  He covered a lot of issues, but one thing that … Read more>

It can be lonely at the end

Posted by Patrick Schurr | November 7, 2018

I was up way too late last night catching up on the news and tracking the state legislative races.  It was an interesting night, with wins and losses on both sides of the political spectrum.  Today was back to business … Read more>

A late night for the political junkies

Posted by Patrick Schurr | November 6, 2018

Happy Election Day!  I hope everyone got out to vote over the 13 hours the polls were open.  It’s always interesting to hear people say they didn’t get a chance to vote at anytime between 7:00 am and 8:00 pm.  … Read more>

A good attorney to protect their interests

Posted by Patrick Schurr | November 5, 2018

It was cold and wet most of the day, but despite the rain, I got 10 miles in this morning before going to the office.  I worked clean-up detail today and am starting to spend time daily on that task … Read more>

When the federal government changes how we do business

Posted by Patrick Schurr | November 4, 2018

I’ve had more discussion with people over the past two weeks about the hearing we had on my legislation concerning the Janus decision of the U.S. Supreme Court.  We heard during the testimony that many public employees are not aware … Read more>