HARRISBURG – With Gov. Tom Wolf threatening to veto a bill designed to strengthen the state’s Right-to-Know law, Fayette County Republican lawmakers are urging him to instead sign the measure. Reps. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland), Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) and Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) issued the following statement regarding Fay-Penn Economic Development Council’s construction of a 100,500-square-foot building expansion at the Fayette Business Park in Georges Township:
UNIONTOWN – Given the additional limitations Gov. Tom Wolf placed on restaurants and bars just this week, Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) disagrees with Wolf’s request for a financial bailout from the federal government.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) is calling on Gov. Tom Wolf to sign a bill he drafted that would authorize a land swap between the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Ohiopyle Borough to increase water access for Ohiopyle State Park. The General Assembly unanimously supported the legislation.
HARRISBURG – Legislation drafted by Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) that would remove restrictions on firearms during an emergency declaration received support in the House today.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford), Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) and Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) today announced that municipalities in Somerset and Bedford counties will receive $101,621 from the 2019 reporting year for the Act 13 unconventional natural gas impact fees, otherwise known as Pennsylvania’s unconventional natural gas drilling tax. These fees are taken from revenue from natural gas drilling activities in the Marcellus Shale. Distribution of revenue is expected to take place in early July.
UNIONTOWN – State Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) has worked with both the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Ohioplye State Park to ensure that visitors will be able to safely enjoy recreation at the state park throughout Memorial Day Weekend.
UNIONTOWN – As both Fayette and Somerset counties will be in the yellow phase of reopening next week, Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) will resume in-person services for those who make appointments beginning Monday, May 18.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) and Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) issued the following statement in support of the Fayette County Commissioners and their decision to join a lawsuit against the Wolf administration.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf took the unprecedented step to join a regional council of governors to dictate how and when stay-at-home orders will be lifted, and Pennsylvania businesses will reopen during the COVID-19 crisis. In response, a group of Republican members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, comprised of Reps Kate Klunk (R-York), Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), Paul Schemel (R-Franklin), Dan Moul (R-Adams), Mike Jones (R-York), John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) Matt Dowling (R-Somerset/Fayette), Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-York), whose districts are along the state’s southern tier issued the following statement:
UNIONTOWN – As more information becomes available and the number of Pennsylvanians impacted by coronavirus continues to grow, Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) decided that his offices will remain closed to visitors until at least Monday, March 30, to protect residents and his employees.
UNIONTOWN – To protect residents of the 51st District from the threat of coronavirus, Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) joins with other offices at 65 West Main St. in remaining operational but closing to all foot traffic beginning Friday, March 13.
POINT MARION – To provide gun owners with the information they need to be responsible with their Second Amendment rights, Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) will host a concealed carry seminar on Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Point Marion Fire Hall, One Cheat St., Point Marion.
UNIONTOWN – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) is hosting a series of morning meetings all across the 51st District to provide residents the opportunity to ask their state-related questions and share any concerns they have.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling issued the following statement regarding his budget priorities in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s annual budget address:
HARRISBURG – Today, legislation drafted by Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) to honor a local veteran by naming a portion of U.S. Route 219 after him received unanimous support from the House Transportation Committee.
Constitutionally, Pennsylvania’s General Assembly is required to create a balanced budget each year. After months of proposals, hearings and negotiations, the House and the Senate vote on a budget before it moves to the governor for his signature. Of course, most people know the process is not that straightforward.
HARRISBURG – Votes on two bills drafted by Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) to honor local veterans for their service to the country received unanimous support today from the House.
UNIONTOWN – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) announced numerous local fire companies and EMS agencies were awarded state grants totaling more than $280,000 from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC).
HARRISBURG – Today, Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) joined other members of the the House Judiciary Committee to approve a package of bills designed to combat human trafficking throughout the Commonwealth.