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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 …

Legislative Update: Week 4

Posted on 02/6/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Week 4 of the 2015 South Dakota legislative session marked the deadline for bills to be introduced by legislators and legislative committees and each of the 429 bills that have been introduced will receive a committee hearing. Senate Bill 168, which establishes a legislative task force to study elder abuse, sailed through committee this week and will receive consideration on the Senate floor next week. Proponent testimony for the bill included Senator David Novstrup, AARP South Dakota, the South Dakota …

FREE Tax Prep and Assistance Available Now

Posted on 02/2/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income in South Dakota through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “This is a tremendous service AARP Foundation volunteers provide,” said Sarah Jennings, state director …