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

 

Latest Road Work and Closures in Montco Region - March 13

(Mar 12, 2020)

As always, you can find PennDOT’s latest updates concerning local road work and lane closures across the district. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 6): Governor’s Veto of S.B. 906

(Mar 06, 2020)

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

 

Latest Road Work and Closures in Montco Region - March 6

(Mar 06, 2020)

As always, you can find PennDOT’s latest updates concerning local road work and lane closures across the district. Read more

 

Hanbidge announces safety grants for North Penn, Montco Tech, Wissahickon

(Feb 27, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 27 – State Rep. Liz Hanbidge today lauded the approval of $240,000 in School Safety and Security grants for North Penn School District, Wissahickon School District and North Montco Technical Career Center. The School Safety and Security Committee established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency approved $60 million in safety grants across the commonwealth. “These grants will greatly enhance our schools’ ability to protect students through improved security measures and the promotion of trauma-informed services,” said Hanbidge, D-Montgomery. “Only by providing the resources necessary to expand programs and increase the staff dedicated to student wellness can we ensure that our children are safest in their educational environments.” The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency receives hundreds of applications for the School Safety and Security Grant Program . The School Safety and Security Committee approved 524 grants Wednesday. Funds will be used for performing school safety assessments; purchasing security-related technology and equipment; supporting school safety-related and behavioral-health trainings; preparing all-hazards plans; hiring school resource officers, school police officers, school counselors, social workers and school psychologists; and providing for trauma-informed approaches to education. Read more

 

Latest Road Work and Closures in Montco Region - February 21

(Feb 27, 2020)

I-95 SB RIGHT LANE CLOSURE between Exit 15 and Exit 12 from February 26 – February 29 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to bridge inspection. Balligomingo Road; West Conshohocken Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Route 23 (Front Street) and Portland Road from June 27 - May 2020, due to slope stabilization. 24-HOUR DETOUR. DETOUR POSTED. Hanover Square Road Bridge; New Hanover Township BRIDGE CLOSURE following inspection from September 6 - Indefinitely. DETOUR POSTED. Orange Street, Media Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Tookany Creek Parkway and Newtown Avenue from January 7 – November 15, due to bridge reconstruction. DETOUR POSTED. Route 152 (Limekiln Pike), Abington & Upper Dublin Road Closure between Jenkintown Road and Mt. Carmel Avenue from February 4 – March 30 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to water main replacement. NB U.S. 202 South (Markley Street), Norristown CLOSED & DETOURED between Elm Street & Main Street from January 27 – February 1 2022, due to reconstruction. West Elm Street, Conshohocken Borough LANE CLOSURE between Fayette Street and Oak Street from January 31 – July 1 from 7 AM – 5 PM, due to parking garage erection. Route 63 (Main Street), Lansdale Borough ONE LANE RESTRICTION between N.Line Street and N. Chestnut Street from February 3 – March 3 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to road work. Route 63 (Main Street), Lansdale Borough LANE CLOSURE between S. Broad Street Read more

 

Latest Road Work and Closures in Montco Region - February 21

(Feb 20, 2020)

Balligomingo Road; West Conshohocken Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Route 23 (Front Street) and Portland Road from June 27 - May 2020, due to slope stabilization. 24-HOUR DETOUR. DETOUR POSTED. Hanover Square Road Bridge; New Hanover Township BRIDGE CLOSURE following inspection from September 6 - Indefinitely. DETOUR POSTED. Orange Street, Media Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Tookany Creek Parkway and Newtown Avenue from January 7 – November 15, due to bridge reconstruction. DETOUR POSTED. Route 152 (Limekiln Pike), Abington & Upper Dublin Road Closure between Jenkintown Road and Mt. Carmel Avenue from February 4 – March 30 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to water main replacement. NB U.S. 202 South (Markley Street), Norristown CLOSED & DETOURED between Elm Street & Main Street from January 27 – February 1 2022, due to reconstruction. West Elm Street, Conshohocken Borough LANE CLOSURE between Fayette Street and Oak Street from January 31 – July 1 from 7 AM – 5 PM, due to parking garage erection. Route 63 (Main Street), Lansdale Borough ONE LANE RESTRICTION between N.Line Street and N. Chestnut Street from February 3 – March 3 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to road work. Route 63 (Main Street), Lansdale Borough LANE CLOSURE between S. Broad Street and S. Chestnut Street from February 11 – April 11 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to road work. Burnside Avenue, West Norriton Township ONE Read more

 

February 2020 Newsletter

(Feb 18, 2020)

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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

Latest Road Work and Closures in Montco Region - March 13
Mar 12, 2020

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 6): Governor’s Veto of S.B. 906
Mar 06, 2020

Latest Road Work and Closures in Montco Region - March 6
Mar 06, 2020

Hanbidge announces safety grants for North Penn, Montco Tech, Wissahickon
Feb 27, 2020

Latest Road Work and Closures in Montco Region - February 21
Feb 27, 2020

Latest Road Work and Closures in Montco Region - February 21
Feb 20, 2020

February 2020 Newsletter
Feb 18, 2020