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Imagine that

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 10, 2018

Today was the first of 10 auctions of the “mini” casino licenses, the high bid was $50.1 million.  The winner was the parent company of the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racetrack.  The exact location of the new facility was … Read more>

Another very busy year in the state senate

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 9, 2018

This morning was my 2017 Year End Report.  For those who don’t know about these reports, I do a recap of my activity and the costs of my office every year I’ve been in office.  The report is on my Read more>

An interesting discussion to have

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 8, 2018

I started the morning at 7:00 in Tyrone at a prayer group that recently formed.  It’s a small group, but that’s okay and that’s how a lot of these efforts start.  It’s also a diverse group and we talked about … Read more>

A lot on the agenda

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 7, 2018

I got 4 miles in before church this morning and felt that it was the coldest run I’ve had in a long time.  I dressed about as warm as I could, but my face was really cold.  I noticed the … Read more>

We’ll know more soon

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 6, 2018

I was on the road part of the day and got a little work done at home in between commitments.  This evening I attended a dinner at the Bedford Springs with the PA School Bus Association.  I got to know … Read more>

Could be a record setter

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 5, 2018

I had three constituent appointments in the McConnellsburg Office this morning then attended a round table discussion with county officials and Attorney General Josh Shapiro.  We had a good conversation about the opioid problem in Fulton County, which currently has … Read more>

I think it’s definitely over

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 4, 2018

I spoke with the Blair Chamber Public Policy Committee this morning.  They are an active and astute group.  They had a list of priority issues that concern local businesses and we had a frank discussion about them.  I always appreciate … Read more>

About 40% of the state’s municipalities

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 3, 2018

I was catching up with staff on a number of issues today and was on the road this afternoon.  The Franklin County Commissioners rolled out their plans for Court Facility improvements, which were substantial.  The presentation was to a packed … Read more>

Wouldn’t be surprised if more names surfaced

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 2, 2018

Joe Scarnati was re-elected to another term as Pro-Tem today and took the oath of office from Chief Justice Saylor.  We had our Education Committee meeting this afternoon.  We asked the Education Department to ask for an extension to file … Read more>

Finalize everything tomorrow

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful day with family and friends and enjoyed pork and sauerkraut for good luck in 2018.  Charlotte worked today so I was on my own to cook, except for her famous baked … Read more>