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AARP: Win for Caregivers as Senate Passes CARE Act; Assembly Expected to Take Up

Posted on 04/21/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

AARP’s Top Priority Bill Ensures Instruction in Post-Discharge Tasks; Governor Cuomo Proposed Similar ‘Caregiver Support Initiative’ ALBANY, New York – Critical help for millions of family caregivers across New York took a giant step toward reality today when the State Senate unanimously passed the CARE Act, legislation to support family caregivers as they safely help New Yorkers age at home. The CARE Act, AARP’s top state legislative priority for 2015, is expected to begin moving soon in the Assembly. With …

NYS Budget Adds $79.3 Million to Help Older NYers, Family Caregivers

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Unprecedented new funding over two years hailed by AARP ALBANY, New York – Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature provided a major increase in funding in the new state budget to help older New Yorkers and their family caregivers, including $36.2 million in new funding for the fiscal year that begins today and another $43.1 million for 2016-17. AARP is applauding Governor Cuomo – who proposed the funding in his executive budget – and the Legislature for taking a …

Groups Urge NY Senate to Support Patient Care Proposal

Posted on 03/26/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Governor’s Budget Proposal Would Allow More New Yorkers to Age at Home, Support Family Caregivers; Could Save Costs ALBANY, NEW YORK – Advocates for seniors, people with disabilities and health care professionals today called on the New York State Senate to support improved patient care and help for family caregivers by supporting a plan by Governor Andrew Cuomo to allow home health aides to perform more health care tasks with additional training. The proposal, part of the 2015-16 executive budget, …

Mohawk Valley Electric Costs 21% Above US Avg; AARP Urges Griffo for Consumer Watchdog

Posted on 03/24/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Constituents Deliver Hundreds of Postcards to State Senate Energy Chair Urging Independent Consumer Advocate UTICA, New York – Mohawk Valley residential customers of National Grid pay 21 percent more than the average American for electricity – and they can expect to cover the utility company’s costs to lobby for another rate hike in the next few years. AARP says consumers should have their own voice to fight for fair rates, and today association members delivered hundreds of constituents’ postcards to …

Million-Dollar Bill for Hudson Valley Residents to Foot Central Hudson’s Rate Hike Push

Posted on 03/24/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Consumers to Cough Up $1.074 M for Utility’s Rate Case Expenses – But Lack Their Own Seat at the Table NEW YORK, New York – The Hudson Valley’s residential utility ratepayers – who already pay 52 percent more than the average American for electricity – are footing Central Hudson’s $1.074 million bill to try to push their rates even higher. Central Hudson is hitting up Hudson Valley ratepayers for its costs to lobby the Public Service Commission (PSC) for a …

AARP Calls on Governor to Give Millions of Energy Consumers an Independent Voice

Posted on 03/19/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Association Says Proposals on Budget Table to Combat Rates Ranking Among Nation’s Highest Need Governor’s Support ALBANY, New York – Statement by Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York State: “New York has an energy affordability problem, and AARP urges Governor Cuomo to instruct his budget negotiators to work with the State Assembly and Senate on pro-ratepayer proposals that are on the table right now. “Two common sense ideas currently under discussion in state budget negotiations would give …