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South Dakota Rank High on Retirement List

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

South Dakota ranks eighth among top ten states for retirement. Have you been considering retirement? If you’re looking for a new start, consider South Dakota one of your best options. According to a Bankrate.com survey, the state ranks eighth among the top ten states for retirement. The low tax burden – the third-lowest in the country – is a major selling point for those looking to save money. If the state’s low tax burden is not appealing enough, it also …

SD Legislative Update Week 8

Posted on 03/6/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

March is here and the 2015 South Dakota legislative session is winding down.  A number of issues AARP South Dakota has been working on for you have had resolution this week. There will be an Elder Abuse Legislative Task Force this summer!  Senate Bill 168 has passed through the House and Senate and will receive the Governor’s signature.  The AARP South Dakota Fraud Watch Network has been a key resource in providing input and information on this bill.  AARP South …

SD Legislative Update Week 7

Posted on 03/2/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Week 7 of the 2015 South Dakota legislative session was marked by crossover day on Wednesday.  Crossover day is the last day for a bill or joint resolution to pass its house of origin. AARP South Dakota is asking you to keep the pressure on our legislature to act on Medicaid expansion during the 2015 session.  Please contact  your legislators and tell them to support Medicaid expansion which would offer lifer-altering health care coverage to tens of thousands of our …

South Dakota Legislative Update: Week 6

Posted on 02/20/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

After the long Holiday weekend, week 6 of the 2015 South Dakota legislative session has been filled with activity that impacts AARP South Dakota members. The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, Senate Bill 63, passed through the House Health and Human Services committee and will head to the floor of the House of Representatives.  Please contact the House member in your district and ask for support of the bill.  AARP South Dakota continues to support the Compact because it is a …

South Dakota Legislative Update: Week 5

Posted on 02/13/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

As we approach Valentine’s Day, we’ve also reached the halfway mark of the 2015 South Dakota legislative session. This week, House Bill 1189, which provides an appropriation to offer a sales or property tax refund to low income elderly and disabled South Dakotans passed the South Dakota House of Representatives and moves over to the Senate for consideration. House Bills 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010 and 1011 have passed the House and Senate and go to the Governor for signature. These …

Watch The Boomer List: Sioux Falls

Posted on 02/13/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

  The Boomer List: Sioux Falls They watched “Roy Rogers” and the landing on the moon on black and white television sets. Their country was shaken by the death of a President. They had stacks of 45 rpm records, danced to the music of Elvis, and watched the original Ford Mustang roll off the assembly line. They were drafted to fight in the Vietnam War, and protested the Vietnam War. They were the first generation of women to begin chipping …