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As they usually are

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 11, 2018

I was the speaker at the Blair Chamber Breakfast this morning and enjoyed seeing friends that I hadn’t seen for a while.  I have had a great relationship with all of our Chambers over the years and will miss many … Read more>

Experiences in the Senate

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 10, 2018

Looks like possibly the last nice day of Fall weather, at least for a while.  I got 8 miles in again this morning and hit a lot of office work.  I spent time this evening with a couple of gentlemen … Read more>

Nice to have a home-cooked meal

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 9, 2018

Another nice weather day and I got an 8 mile run in this morning before doing some office work.  This afternoon I went to a tour of the Allegheny Twp. Municipal Building expansion and remodeling.  They did a great job … Read more>

Every session day is critical

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 8, 2018

Happy Columbus Day!  Hard to believe that saying Happy Columbus Day is not “politically correct” these days, but then, neither is Merry Christmas, and I’m not going to stop saying that.  The Senate offices were closed today, but I had … Read more>

If I find out, I’ll let you know

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 7, 2018

There wasn’t much in the papers today; everyone was focused on the Kavanaugh vote.  I was intrigued with his confirmation for many reasons and watched or listened to much of the Judiciary Hearing and the floor vote.  One of many … Read more>

A small part of that celebration

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 6, 2018

The rain wasn’t supposed to start until this afternoon, but it came early and often throughout the day.  I’m booked most of the weekend, so I mowed anyway.  This afternoon I attended the 50 Year Anniversary of Rescue Hose Co. … Read more>

Impressed by the selfless efforts of this group

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 5, 2018

I went through a lot of files at my office at the capitol this week.  Most were records of constituent work that we also have in our Senate computer system so the paper records were shredded.  Closing out records is … Read more>

Good to sleep in my own bed tonight

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 4, 2018

This morning I served on a legislative panel at the Cumberland County Assoc. of Township Officials 103rd Annual Convention.  I started out early from Harrisburg but my plan to be there and say hello to some of my friends before … Read more>

Defeated on the floor

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 3, 2018

I proposed an amendment to a bill today on the floor that would have protected our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms.  HB 2060 is a good bill generally: it imposes tighter restrictions on the possession of firearms … Read more>

When I introduce it

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 2, 2018

We had another very busy day of committee meetings, caucus, and voting on the floor.  As the clock winds down on the two-year session, every bill in the process has its last chance to become law.  At this point, the … Read more>