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Trump Should Issue Plan to Make Social Security Financially Sound, AARP NY 50+ Voter Poll Finds

Posted on 04/14/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ekriss/" title="Posts by Erik Kriss" rel="author">Erik Kriss</a> | AARP New York |

Clinton, Trump Lead in NY – But Many in Largest Voting Bloc Undecided Donald Trump is the only presidential candidate who has not laid out a plan to make Social Security financially sound for future generations – and 88% of New York’s undecided Republican voters 50 and older think he should, according to a poll of the state’s largest voting bloc commissioned by AARP. The survey of 399 Republican and 401 Democratic voters age 50 and above, conducted by Precision …

AARP: Paid Family Leave Will Provide Critical Support to NY’s Family Caregivers

Posted on 03/31/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ekriss/" title="Posts by Erik Kriss" rel="author">Erik Kriss</a> | AARP New York |

ALBANY, New York – Statement by AARP NYS Director Beth Finkel on the paid family leave provision in the 2016-17 State Budget: “This strongest-in-the-nation paid family leave program announced by the Governor and legislative leaders will undoubtedly provide critical support to New York’s family caregivers, allowing them to take care of our aging parents, spouses and other family members without worrying about losing their job or all their income. “AARP applauds Governor Cuomo and the Legislature for their bold leadership …

Aging Advocates, NYS Senate Aging Committee Chair Urge At Least $15M in Extra Aid to Support Family Caregivers

Posted on 03/25/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ekriss/" title="Posts by Erik Kriss" rel="author">Erik Kriss</a> | AARP New York |

Funding Needed in New Budget to Eliminate Wait Lists for Services to Help NYers Age at Home Rather than Taxpayer-Funded Nursing Homes ALBANY, New York – In light of an aging population and increasing demands on New York’s unpaid family caregivers, AARP, LiveOn NY and Lifespan of Greater Rocheser Inc. today joined State Senate Aging Committee Chair Sue Serino to urge at least $15 million in additional cost-effective funding in a final state budget for services that help middle class …

AARP, Advocates Praise Five Majority Senators for Urging $100M in Dedicated Pedestrian/Bicycle Aid

Posted on 03/24/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ekriss/" title="Posts by Erik Kriss" rel="author">Erik Kriss</a> | AARP New York |

Martins, Golden, Bonacic, Murphy, Funke Ask Senate Leader Flanagan to Support Funding in New State Budget ALBANY, N.Y. – AARP and other advocates today praised five Majority Senators for urging Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan to support $20 million per year over the next five years in the new state budget dedicated to pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure improvements. Senators Jack Martins (R-Nassau) and Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn) have joined Senators Rich Funke (R- Monroe), Terrence Murphy (R-Westchester) and John Bonacic (R-Orange) …

AARP & PULP to Utility Consumers: Don’t Sign With ESCOs Unless They Prove Savings

Posted on 03/10/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ekriss/" title="Posts by Erik Kriss" rel="author">Erik Kriss</a> | AARP New York |

Urge Consumers to Wait Until Courts Rule on New Regulations ALBANY, New York – AARP and the Public Utilities Law Project (PULP) today urged New York consumers not to sign a contract with any energy service company (ESCO) unless the company can prove it will save the consumer money and document that proof with the state Public Service Commission (PSC). AARP and PULP are urging consumer caution while the courts come to a resolution on whether to allow new consumer …

AARP Joins Assemblyman Rodriguez, Groups to Call for Retirement Savings Help in NYS Budget

Posted on 03/9/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ekriss/" title="Posts by Erik Kriss" rel="author">Erik Kriss</a> | AARP New York |

AARP Delivers 6,000+ Postcards from NYers to Legislative Leaders Urging State-Facilitated Payroll-Deduction Plan to Help Workers Save. ALBANY, New York – Over half New York’s private sector employees – more than 3.5 million people – lack access to a retirement savings plan at work, including over 60% of Millennials, 67% of Hispanics and 52% of African-Americans. To address this growing problem, AARP today joined Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez and other organizations to call for inclusion of “Secure Choice,” a state-facilitated, payroll-deduction …

AARP Continues Affordable Housing Advocacy for Last Leg of City Council Negotiations

Posted on 03/9/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ekriss/" title="Posts by Erik Kriss" rel="author">Erik Kriss</a> | AARP New York |

200,000 seniors are currently on waiting lists for affordable housing in NYC. And right now, the NYC Council has the opportunity to pass a commonsense measure that will give aging adults the chance to access affordable housing, by supporting Mayor de Blasio’s Affordable Housing plan which will create at least 10,000 new affordable units for seniors and 200,000 total affordable units throughout the city over the next decade. Senior housing is too vital — we can’t allow the status quo, antiquated …

AARP Endorses Governor Cuomo’s Paid Family Leave Proposal to Help Family Caregivers

Posted on 03/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ekriss/" title="Posts by Erik Kriss" rel="author">Erik Kriss</a> | AARP New York |

Governor to Address 10K+ AARP Members on Teletown Hall AARP urges 2.6 million members in New York State to call on legislature to pass Governor’s 12-week proposal AARP today endorsed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to create a paid family leave law that would be stronger than any already on the books to help New York’s family caregivers, and the Governor is planning to speak directly to AARP members from across the state during a teletown hall this evening to urge …

AARP Applauds Crackdown on ESCOs

Posted on 02/23/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ekriss/" title="Posts by Erik Kriss" rel="author">Erik Kriss</a> | AARP New York |

Praises Governor, State Utility Regulators for Strong Action Statement by AARP NYS Director Beth Finkel: “AARP applauds Governor Cuomo and State Public Service Commission (PSC) Chair Audrey Zibelman for taking strong steps to clean up the troubled energy service company (ESCO) marketplace in New York and protect energy consumers. “The PSC’s review confirmed that ESCOs too often charge more for power than the state’s utility companies do despite high-pressure sales tactics claiming their services save consumers money – as AARP …

NYC Millennials Join AARP, Young Invincibles, James, Stringer to Plot Economic Future

Posted on 02/19/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ekriss/" title="Posts by Erik Kriss" rel="author">Erik Kriss</a> | AARP New York |

Millennials planning for retirement? It’s never too early – especially since more and more lack access to the kind of workplace retirement savings plans earlier generations took for granted. AARP and Young Invincibles hosted Cheers to Your Future: A Happy Hour on Millennials’ Economic Outlook, featuring City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Letitia James, Demos and about 75 Millennials, at Joe’s Pub in the Public Theater in Greenwich Village Thursday night (February 18, 2016). The groups are supporting “Secure Choice,” state …