“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
Earlier this week, the Department of Health began distributing the investigational antiviral medication, remdesivir, to treat COVID-19 patients across Pennsylvania. Read more
“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
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
“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
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
“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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A lot to unpack in regards to COVID-19, plus notes on school safety grants, internship opportunities, and upcoming events. Read more
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
As always, you can find PennDOT’s latest updates concerning local road work and lane closures across the district. Read more
Also features sections on the Milk Bank Law, COVID-19, Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement, Read Across America, Women's History Month and more. Read more
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