Preventing child abuse in Montgomery County

(3 hours ago)

Last week, I was able to join both the Mission Kids “Pinwheels for Prevention” and Montgomery Child Advocacy Project’s (MCAP) “Wear Blue on the Steps” events. Read more

 

No pelvic exams without consent gaining nationwide traction

(Apr 05, 2024)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday that hospitals must obtain written informed consent from patients before they undergo sensitive examinations such as pelvic, breast, rectal and prostate exams performed by medical students, nurse practitioners or physician assistants for “educational and training purposes.” Read more

 

Hanbidge secures $306K grant for pedestrian bridge project

(Mar 26, 2024)

“Relocating the pedestrian bridge to an area that receives more foot traffic is a commonsense approach to improving public safety and reducing traffic congestion," Hanbidge said. Read more

 

"Momnibus" legislation in the House

(Mar 22, 2024)

The Momnibus is a comprehensive legislative package, based on research and best practice studies, that is crafted to confront the staggering rate of Black maternal mortality and morbidity in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Updates on the Route 202 widening project

(Mar 15, 2024)

As promised, we continue to communicate with PennDOT, township officials, and construction managers about the ongoing progress. Read more

 

An update from Rep. Hanbidge's staff

(Mar 08, 2024)

On behalf of Representative Hanbidge, this week’s email is being brought to you by her district office staff. It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Rep. Hanbidge’s dear mother. Read more

 

Hanbidge works to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Pennsylvania

(Mar 07, 2024)

“Children participating in the Imagination Library show increased readiness for kindergarten and maintain higher reading achievement scores through ninth grade compared to their non-participating peers,” Hanbidge said. Read more

 

Working to strengthen Early Intervention

(Mar 01, 2024)

I’m pleased to share that Governor Josh Shapiro recently appointed me to be a member of the State Interagency Coordinating Council of Early Intervention (SICC). Read more

 

News on SEPTA Senior Key Cards

(Feb 23, 2024)

I’ll start this email with a brief update on Senior SEPTA passes. Read more

 

Hanbidge, Cerrato hosting an education event focusing on special needs

(Feb 20, 2024)

State Reps. Melissa Cerrato and Liz Hanbidge invite area teachers, parents, and families to their upcoming IEP roundtable to discuss the special education transition process. Read more

 

How Shapiro's budget could help Pennsylvania families

(Feb 16, 2024)

As promised, here are additional details from Gov. Shapiro's budget address. A large component of each annual budget is monies spent on vulnerable populations, including children, those with health issues, seniors and those with disabilities. Read more

 

Highlights from Gov. Shapiro's budget address

(Feb 09, 2024)

This week, during his annual budget address, Governor Shapiro outlined his proposed budget and priorities for the commonwealth. His proposal makes significant strategic investments in the future of the commonwealth. Read more

 

Lawmakers congratulate North Montco TCC for winning $85,000 state grant

(Feb 08, 2024)

"Equipping students with state-of-the-art tools and up-to-date practices is essential for their smooth transition into the workforce. Grants like these play an important role in ensuring such readiness," stated Hanbidge Read more

 

Imagination Library: My bill to improve child literacy

(Feb 02, 2024)

At the end of last year, I attended the Council of State Government’s annual convention. The greatest benefit of attending legislative conferences is learning about programs and innovations that are working in other parts of the country. Read more

 

How we can reduce gun violence in Pennsylvania

(Jan 26, 2024)

Almost 250 days ago, the Pennsylvania House sent bipartisan commonsense gun violence prevention legislation to the Senate. Read more

 

State lawmakers roll out legislation to facilitate safe abortion access

(Jan 22, 2024)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 22 – Today, on the 51st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade , state Rep. Tarik Khan, D-Philadelphia, hosted a news conference at the state Capitol announcing the introduction of legislation regarding abortion rights. Rep. Khan was joined by fellow legislators and abortion-rights advocates. The legislation aims to remove unnecessary obstacles to safe abortion access by eliminating the requirement that abortion facilities meet the same regulations as ambulatory surgical centers. It would also remove the excessive mandate that abortion providers maintain admitting privileges or have transfer agreements at hospitals, which only blocks access to care. The legislators who have also prime-sponsored Khan’s bill are state Reps. La'Tasha D. Mayes, D-Allegheny; Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery; Mary Issacson, D-Phila.; Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware; Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester; Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester; Tara Probst, D-Monroe/Pike; Heather Boyd, D-Delaware; Liz Hanbidge, D-Montgomery; Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware; and Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Philadelphia. "As a nurse, I know that restrictive abortion laws do not lower abortion rates — they just make them less safe," Khan said. "We must remove any unnecessary requirements from facilities that provide this care. Our bill increases access to safe abortion by increasing people's access to safe abortion Read more

 

The need to reform education funding in Pennsylvania

(Jan 19, 2024)

As a reminder, while the U.S. Constitution contains no explicit right to education, in the Pennsylvania Constitution, the Education Clause, article III, section 14, requires the General Assembly "provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public education to serve the needs of the Commonwealth" so that all Pennsylvania students can have a meaningful opportunity to succeed academically, socially, and civically. Read more

 

Hanbidge, Collett announce $225,000 grant benefiting local waterway

(Jan 16, 2024)

“Grants like this help safeguard local water quality and maintain adequate stormwater management measures,” Hanbidge said. Read more

 

Time to #RaiseTheWage in Pennsylvania

(Jan 12, 2024)

With the start of the new year, many states surrounding us ushered in new minimum wage rates while Pennsylvania’s workers started 2024 the same way they started 2023 – tied for dead last in America. Read more

 

Upcoming special election for North Penn School District

(Jan 05, 2024)

On Jan. 16, voters residing in the North Penn School District (NPSD) will have the opportunity to have their voices heard on a referendum regarding construction updates to the High School. Read more