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

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 8): COVID-19 Update & Honoring Our Frontline Workers

(May 08, 2020)

As we enter our third month under stay-at-home orders, it is critically important that we continue following the data and ensuring the news we are consuming is from trusted sources. Read more

 

Hanbidge sponsors legislation to honor frontline and essential workers

(May 07, 2020)

“Frontline workers have continued to perform their duties – often with limited protective gear – through long hours, daunting stressors and at great risk to their health and the health of their families,” Hanbidge said. “They do this so our great commonwealth can continue to function from the comfort and safety of our homes." Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 1): Tips for Navigating Unemployment and Staying #MontcoStrong

(May 01, 2020)

I hope this new month finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy at home. I know this is an immensely frustrating and anxiety-provoking time for many, but I hope you and your family are finding ways to embrace this new normal. Read more

 

Malagari and Hanbidge honor WNPV’s 60th anniversary, mark its closing

(Apr 28, 2020)

“After almost 60 years of conducting the vital service of sharing the voices and views of our local community, it’s sad to contemplate WNPV’s final broadcast,” Hanbidge said. “I’ll especially miss the emphasis the station placed on local and state politics and news. I wish all those associated with the station good fortune in their future endeavors and thank them for all they’ve done for the community.” Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 24): COVID-19 update: A plan in place to reopen PA

(Apr 24, 2020)

This week, Governor Wolf announced Pennsylvania’s plan to reopen our commonwealth beginning on Friday, May 8. Reopening businesses will happen strategically – region by region – to prevent an overwhelming surge in cases of COVID-19. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 17): COVID-19 update: We are flattening the curve!

(Apr 17, 2020)

This week, Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine reported that Pennsylvania has been successful at significantly flattening the curve of COVID-19 cases. The fatality rate for COVID-19 in the commonwealth is currently 2.2%. Original modeling showed likely infections of about 60,000 by mid-April – before we started flattening the curve. We currently have 29,441 confirmed cases. Read more

 

Resolution by Hanbidge, Hohenstein urges U.S. Congress to act on legislation to cover hearing aid costs

(Apr 15, 2020)

“With hearing aids ranging in cost from $1,000 to $4,000, it is crucial that action is taken on behalf of all who suffer from hearing loss by mitigating the exorbitant cost of hearing aids,” Hanbidge said. “That is especially true for older Pennsylvanians living on a fixed income. This resolution hopefully compels Congress to take the appropriate action of expanding Medicare coverage to include hearing aids.” Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 9): COVID-19 update: We must continue to flatten the curve

(Apr 09, 2020)

As we’ve all seen from various reports, if we are able to stay home and flatten the curve, we help our medical providers save lives and lower rates of exposure. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 2): Keeping you updated during COVID-19

(Apr 02, 2020)

While the current volume of news and discourse surrounding COVID-19 may be overwhelming, I hope my continued correspondence can serve as a reference for resources that can help you stay informed and up to date with the ever-changing situation. Read more

 

Ciresi and Hanbidge sponsor bill to extend deadlines for property taxes due to COVID-19

(Apr 02, 2020)

HARRISBURG, APRIL 2 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi and Rep. Liz Hanbidge, both D-Montgomery, today announced that they will introduce a bill that would require counties, municipalities, and school districts to give their taxpayers an additional 60 days to pay their property taxes. “During these uncertain times, it’s best to put our taxpayers at ease in any way we can," Ciresi said. "This ensures that they are protected and given additional leeway to pay their property taxes before penalties can be imposed. They have enough to worry about already. Let’s not add an unnecessary burden to our working families.” “The legislature is working hard to craft proposals to help Pennsylvanians navigate the issues caused by COVID-19 and help them stay safe, healthy, and solvent,” Hanbidge said. “ Given the level of financial uncertainty facing many Pennsylvanians during this pandemic, we hope to alleviate some of the financial stress on them by offering temporary property tax relief." This bill would also temporarily waive the statutory requirement that tax collectors must hold office hours during the last two weeks of the discount period, as enforcing such laws would be putting others’ health and safety at risk. Both the federal and state personal income tax deadlines have been moved back to July 15. The lawmakers said similar taxes should follow along with Read more

 

Fill out the 2020 census!

(Mar 30, 2020)

Our population count determines our voice in government and how much federal funding we’ll receive for education, health care, transportation and more. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 27): COVID-19 cases rise; resources and services available to help

(Mar 27, 2020)

Each day, we continue our collective work to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. As I did last week, I again wanted to round up some recent news and information I hope you will find useful. Our office remains closed to foot traffic, but we are still here to help you as best we can. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 20): Latest links and resources related to COVID-19

(Mar 20, 2020)

As we work together to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, I wanted to round up some of the news and information from today I hope you will find useful. And, while our office is closed to foot traffic, we are still here to help you as best we can. Contact my office by phone at (610) 277-3230 or by email at RepHanbidge@pahouse.net. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 13): Census is coming, and the latest on COVID-19

(Mar 13, 2020)

A lot to unpack in regards to COVID-19, plus notes on school safety grants, internship opportunities, and upcoming events. Read more

 

COVID-19 update: District office closure

(Mar 12, 2020)

After closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 within our county and following the request of the Dept. of Health and the Governor, I have decided to close our district office to visitors effective immediately to protect my staff and the constituents we serve. We are also postponing all upcoming in-person events. Read more

 

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

WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 8): COVID-19 Update & Honoring Our Frontline Workers
May 08, 2020

Hanbidge sponsors legislation to honor frontline and essential workers
May 07, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 1): Tips for Navigating Unemployment and Staying #MontcoStrong
May 01, 2020

Malagari and Hanbidge honor WNPV’s 60th anniversary, mark its closing
Apr 28, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 24): COVID-19 update: A plan in place to reopen PA
Apr 24, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 17): COVID-19 update: We are flattening the curve!
Apr 17, 2020

Resolution by Hanbidge, Hohenstein urges U.S. Congress to act on legislation to cover hearing aid costs
Apr 15, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 9): COVID-19 update: We must continue to flatten the curve
Apr 09, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 2): Keeping you updated during COVID-19
Apr 02, 2020

Ciresi and Hanbidge sponsor bill to extend deadlines for property taxes due to COVID-19
Apr 02, 2020

Fill out the 2020 census!
Mar 30, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 27): COVID-19 cases rise; resources and services available to help
Mar 27, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 20): Latest links and resources related to COVID-19
Mar 20, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 13): Census is coming, and the latest on COVID-19
Mar 13, 2020

COVID-19 update: District office closure
Mar 12, 2020