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 - As he did when first running for public office in 2008, state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) finds himself, now in the final month of his final term in the state House, fending off the threat to toll roadways in the district he represents.
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.
HARRISBURG – When state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) asked - and was appointed - to serve on the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, one of his focal points was making a difference for our emergency responders. Today, he’s one step closer to achieving that goal.
HARRISBURG – The state House on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation authored by Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) at the urging of Elk County veterans groups, the Borough of Ridgway and the Elk County Commissioners.
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.
HARRISBURG – A key piece of legislation dealing with state government transparency that has the support of every member of the General Assembly faces the threat of a veto by Gov. Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG – According to state Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey (Clearfield/Cambria), voting for House Bill 2025 is as much about protecting Pennsylvania’s citizens from an unaccountable executive as it is about protecting jobs in key local industries.
HARRISBURG - Legislative efforts by state Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) to further ensure the safety of children being transported to and from school are a step closer to becoming reality following unanimous passage of House Bill 364, which moves to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk.
HARRISBURG – The state House today advanced two pieces of legislation designed to keep Pennsylvania jobs competitive with neighboring states during the COVID-19 pandemic, while offering local governments and their constituents some flexibility during the pandemic.
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 – In the wake of the governor’s annual state budget address, state Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) expressed their disappointment in Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2020-21 budget proposal, a plan they describe as having “too much debt, too many taxes, and vast overspending.”
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) is announcing that 2020 will be his final year in the State House. With just under a year remaining in the current legislative session, Gabler is informing his constituents that he will not seek to serve beyond the current term.
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 – On Monday, a state House committee moved Pennsylvania a significant step forward in the effort to join other states by beginning the process of reining in and reversing significant abuses of power by the federal government.
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 – State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) knows it’s hard enough to find candidates for local government positions and wants to make it a bit simpler for anyone who’s considering running for one particular office.
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.