For those who aren’t aware, I made the decision months ago to forego running for what could have been a seventh term in the state House of Representatives. Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1, Rep.-elect Mike Armanini will begin his service to the residents of the 75th Legislative District. I wish him well and know his constituents will be in good hands.
HARRISBURG – Ten schools in legislative districts represented by state Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk), Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) and Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) have earned Safe School Targeted Grants through the Department of Education.
WHAT: State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) will join other local officials as the Route 219/322 bridge over the railroad tracks in Brady Township is officially renamed the LCPL Robert Clyde Gontero Bridge.
DUBOIS – In an effort to mitigate potential spread of the COVID-19 virus that has become a pandemic across Pennsylvania and the country, state Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) are temporarily closing their district and state Capitol offices to in-person visits.
HARRISBURG - When state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) was approached by Brady Township supervisors and several veterans organizations with a specific desire to honor a local war hero, he didn’t realize the help he’d get from a legislative “neighbor” with a personal stake in the story.
HARRISBURG – In the DuBois office of state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk), the first Tuesday of every month is reserved for veterans outreach. The November municipal election, however, forced a change.
HARRISBURG – In Pennsylvania, fire companies are forced to operate under a “use it or lose it” philosophy when it comes to reception of grant money. State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) is fighting to change that.
HARRISBURG – The number of volunteer first responders in Pennsylvania has declined from approximately 300,000 in the 1970s to less than 37,000 today. For state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield), it’s a matter of recruit, retain and respect.
HARRISBURG – While remaining a major employer in Pennsylvania, the coal industry can be a difficult line of work due to the economy and fluctuations in the markets. To that end, state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) has scored a victory for job creators and their workers with his House Bill 1557 being signed into law.
HARRISBURG – Outdoor enthusiasts and our local economy stand to gain from a $150,000 Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grant that has been awarded to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), according to state Rep. Matt Gabler.
HARRISBURG – Building upon the significant improvements Pennsylvania taxpayers have made possible across the state’s transportation infrastructure, a newly appointed House Republican task force will examine the next steps required to ensure Pennsylvania can compete on a global scale. In recent years Pennsylvania has made major improvements in aging bridges and roadways. The task force will work to determine the next phases of infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate the demands of expanding industries and a growing economy without putting any additional burdens on taxpayers.
ST. MARYS – State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) is again partnering with Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) to host the sixth-annual Disability and Senior Resource Expo on Wednesday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Red Fern Banquet Facility, 421 Old Kersey Road, Kersey.
HARRISBURG – With support from both sides of the aisle, the state House today approved House Bill 790, the General Appropriations portion of the state budget package. The vote of 140-62 advances the legislation to the state Senate for consideration.
HARRISBURG – Coal remains an important part of Pennsylvania’s economy, supporting nearly 18,000 jobs and contributing $4 billion annually. The state House has unanimously passed legislation authored by Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) to protect these jobs, especially during periods of economic downturn.
DUBOIS – The men and women who serve and have served our country are invited to special events being hosted on two consecutive Tuesday mornings by state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk).
HARRISBURG - The state House today unanimously passed legislation authored by state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) that would allow school transportation vehicles that are smaller than school buses to include revolving and flashing yellow lights.
HARRISBURG – The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), will travel to Elk County on Thursday, May 16, to receive an update on the state’s forest products industry.
ST MARYS – Thanks to a Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grant, the threat of flooding along the Clarion River in Johnsonburg can now be addressed, according to state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield).
HARRISBURG – Newly appointed as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) issued a statement detailing his initial reaction to today’s budget address by Gov. Tom Wolf for the 2019-20 fiscal year:
CLEARFIELD - Brady, Huston and Penn townships are receiving grants through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, according to state Reps. Matt Gabler (R-DuBois) and Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield).