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An indication of the overall scrutiny

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 31, 2018

It was one of those days around a holiday where it was tough to catch someone on the phone.  In fact, the Senate offices closed early today, so we are just as guilty.  I was up early and got the … Read more>

It was very interesting

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 30, 2018

We got away with no rain today, contrary to the forecast.  I got to a ribbon cutting in Altoona this morning for Allied Mechanical and Electrical, Inc. on Union Ave.  They had a nice event with hamburgers and hotdogs on … Read more>

The 16 ACE categories

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 29, 2018

I wrote last evening about the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) research that’s been done at Temple.  The research showed that if a youth tallied four or more of these experiences, especially if they chronically experienced them, they would be much … Read more>

More about her research

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 28, 2018

I had to be in Philly this morning for an Appropriations Committee hearing, so I drove part of the way late last night and the remainder this morning.  The hearing was at Temple University and focused on the effect of … Read more>

A reasonable defense against this threat

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 27, 2018

It was another dry day, overcast, but dry.  I didn’t have any appointments today until this evening, so I got scheduling, letters and errands done in addition to other constituent issues, etc.  One of the issues I heard about over … Read more>

Nothing will be done to address this issue

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 26, 2018

Not much about state government in the papers today, with the exception of stories about the grand jury report on the Catholic Church and legislation related to that situation.  One thing I don’t hear anyone talking about with any legislative … Read more>

Probably their next trick

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 25, 2018

After my men’s fellowship group, I had time today to get a little office work done and a few things outside.  The weather wasn’t pretty most of the day, but it didn’t rain.  One of the things that came up … Read more>

The cost of preparing it for market

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 24, 2018

This morning I attended the Blair Drug and Alcohol Program’s Annual Legislative Breakfast.  The speaker was my friend, Dr. Zane Gates.  Zane spoke about a screening programming he’s incorporated into his office visits that helps identify addiction and mental health … Read more>

First class, as I expected

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 23, 2018

I had a meeting first thing this morning at the Capitol so I drove in last night to get an early start today.  The meeting took all morning, but should be helpful to bring some jobs to Blair County.  This … Read more>

They do an excellent job of providing housing

Posted by Patrick Schurr | August 22, 2018

I was at the Bellwood-Antis Community Park Basketball and Volleyball Court Facilities ribbon cutting this morning.  They did a nice job addressing community needs and blending them into the existing park grounds.  I had a meeting this afternoon to address … Read more>