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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 …

As LI’ers Face Huge Hike to Sky-High Electric Rates, AARP Calls on Senators for Watchdog

Posted on 03/18/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Members Deliver 4,000 Postcards to Island’s State Senators Urging Utility Consumer Advocate MELVILLE, New York – As PSEG pushes the biggest potential residential electric rate hike in the history of the Long Island Power Authority on Long Islanders – and sends consumers a $4.4 million bill for its lobbying costs – AARP members delivered about 4,000 postcards to all nine Island state senators’ district offices today urging their support for an independent utility consumer advocate to represent the interests of …

AARP: Paid Family Leave Would Help Family Caregivers, Employers, Taxpayers

Posted on 03/18/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Association Praises Senate, Assembly for Plans; Calls for Three-Way Agreement ALBANY, New York – Statement by AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel:                            “AARP applauds Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and their colleagues for putting forward paid family leave plans that would provide a critical lifeline to countless family caregivers across New York. We call on the Legislature and Governor Cuomo to come to an agreement on this crucial …