Ciresi, Hanbidge applaud $444K grant for Montgomery County Community College

(7 hours ago)

“The pandemic has negatively impacted our economy and educational and career opportunities for many Pennsylvanians. Grants like these will help MCCC and other statewide institutions continue to educate students in a safe and effective manner,” said Hanbidge, whose 61st Legislative District is home to the college’s Central Campus in Blue Bell. “Keeping these classrooms – even virtual ones – running safely and smoothly means so much to our overall recovery efforts and is a direct investment in our commonwealth's and our constituents' futures.” Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (July 31): RESTART Montco & PennDOT Updates

(Jul 31, 2020)

Last week, the Montgomery County Planning Commission launched RESTART Montco – a new initiative that focuses on how planning can help our communities adjust and recover from the effects of the shutdowns required during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (July 24): FPUC Ends Tomorrow, State Assistance Available

(Jul 24, 2020)

We’ve been fighting COVID-19 for four months now, and although we are in the Green Phase of reopening, there is still much work to be done. Millions of Pennsylvanians are still depending on unemployment compensation. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (July 17): New Statewide COVID-19 Mitigation Measures Now in Place

(Jul 17, 2020)

During the past week, we have seen an unsettling resurgence in new COVID-19 cases across our commonwealth. Thus far, COVID-19 cases peaked in Pennsylvania on April 9 with nearly 2,000 new cases. Read more

 

Ciresi, Hanbidge introduce bill to assist PA businesses by delaying registration fees

(Jul 15, 2020)

Said Hanbidge: “This small delay in paying registration fees can help our small business owners who are in need. Legislation like this is important to help protect our workforce and keep struggling businesses afloat.” Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (July 10): Relief for renters, home owners & small businesses is available

(Jul 10, 2020)

Earlier this week, 42 House Democrats signed on to a letter written by Rep. Elizabeth Fielder urging Gov. Wolf to extend Pennsylvania’s eviction and foreclosure moratorium originally set to expire today, July 10. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (July 3): Happy Fourth of July!

(Jul 03, 2020)

Our nation is going through a crucial period of reflection and change right now, and Pennsylvania is no exception. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 26): Montco Goes GREEN & Progress on Policing Reforms

(Jun 26, 2020)

At midnight last night, Montgomery County officially moved from YELLOW to GREEN in our phased reopening. Read more

 

Hanbidge legislation seeks to permanently improve remote meetings during emergency declarations

(Jun 22, 2020)

One bill would add public participation requirements when municipal officials meet remotely, and the other bill would suspend time frames for consideration of applications filed with municipal boards and commissions during emergency or disaster declarations. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 19): Happy Juneteenth!

(Jun 18, 2020)

News from the Supreme Court, updates on police reform, and a move toward "green phase" in my latest email. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 12): H.R. 836 & Child Abuse Resources

(Jun 12, 2020)

Also, guides to talking to children about race and racism, plus a salute to our local graduates. Read more

 

Hanbidge: H.R. 836 could have devastating effects for Pennsylvanians

(Jun 10, 2020)

Broad reopenings, or reopenings that are not structured around ongoing social distancing, universal masking and other public health guidance, would likely result in a spike of cases and new stay-at-home and closure orders. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 5): Stay-at-Home Orders Lifted & Honoring the Death of George Floyd

(Jun 05, 2020)

I, like many of you, have been absolutely consumed by the news unfolding over the last week since the horrible footage of George Floyd’s murder took over our airwaves and newsfeeds. Read more

 

We must rise to meet this moment. We must not lose sight of the real and necessary pursuit of justice and change.

(Jun 02, 2020)

I, like many of you, have been absolutely consumed by the news unfolding over the last week since the horrible footage of George Floyd’s murder took over our airwaves and newsfeeds. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 29): Primary Election Updates & MontCo headed to YELLOW

(May 29, 2020)

Last Friday, Governor Wolf announced that Montgomery County will be moving to the Yellow Phase of reopening next Friday, June 5. Read more

 

Enough political theater; it’s time to work for the people

(May 29, 2020)

Now, more than ever, is the time to come together and pass legislation that seeks to protect our frontline and essential workers, pay them fairly, assist those struggling without employment, health care or child care, and, above all, keep our citizens safe. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 22): Real Estate Back to Business & Protecting our Nursing Homes

(May 22, 2020)

Over the past several weeks, my office staff and I have heard from dozens of real estate agents anxious to get back to work, confident that their job can be done safely, and concerned for potential sellers and buyers stuck in financially precarious situations as they were unable to move forward with transactions. Read more

 

Hanbidge legislation to provide relief for feed sellers, livestock producers

(May 18, 2020)

“Livestock producers spend countless hours breeding, raising and feeding animals to ensure that food products so many of us take for granted are available each day,” Hanbidge said. “Many of these producers, along with those who supply them with feed for their livestock, are faced with a financial dilemma because, while their income may have slowed down or been cut off altogether during these difficult times, their operational costs have remained the same.” Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 15): Pandemic Election Plan & Emergency Assistance for Low-Income Families

(May 15, 2020)

Earlier this week, the Department of Health began distributing the investigational antiviral medication, remdesivir, to treat COVID-19 patients across Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Rabb, Hanbidge resolution calls for electric vehicle impact study in Pa.

(May 12, 2020)

“Before we move forward with any such legislation,” said Hanbidge, D-Montgomery, “it is vital that we fully understand the impact that electric vehicles have on our state. That is why Rep. Rabb and I, along with a bipartisan group of co-sponsors, are seeking quick action on these studies. Electric vehicles are here to stay, and we need to find out exactly what that means for Pennsylvania.” Read more

 

Ciresi, Hanbidge applaud $444K grant for Montgomery County Community College
7 hours ago

WEEKLY E-BLAST (July 31): RESTART Montco & PennDOT Updates
Jul 31, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (July 24): FPUC Ends Tomorrow, State Assistance Available
Jul 24, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (July 17): New Statewide COVID-19 Mitigation Measures Now in Place
Jul 17, 2020

Ciresi, Hanbidge introduce bill to assist PA businesses by delaying registration fees
Jul 15, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (July 10): Relief for renters, home owners & small businesses is available
Jul 10, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (July 3): Happy Fourth of July!
Jul 03, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 26): Montco Goes GREEN & Progress on Policing Reforms
Jun 26, 2020

Hanbidge legislation seeks to permanently improve remote meetings during emergency declarations
Jun 22, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 19): Happy Juneteenth!
Jun 18, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 12): H.R. 836 & Child Abuse Resources
Jun 12, 2020

Hanbidge: H.R. 836 could have devastating effects for Pennsylvanians
Jun 10, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 5): Stay-at-Home Orders Lifted & Honoring the Death of George Floyd
Jun 05, 2020

We must rise to meet this moment. We must not lose sight of the real and necessary pursuit of justice and change.
Jun 02, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 29): Primary Election Updates & MontCo headed to YELLOW
May 29, 2020

Enough political theater; it’s time to work for the people
May 29, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 22): Real Estate Back to Business & Protecting our Nursing Homes
May 22, 2020

Hanbidge legislation to provide relief for feed sellers, livestock producers
May 18, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 15): Pandemic Election Plan & Emergency Assistance for Low-Income Families
May 15, 2020

Rabb, Hanbidge resolution calls for electric vehicle impact study in Pa.
May 12, 2020