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Governor Christie Signs the CARE Act: AARP Celebrates Victory for NJ Caregivers

Posted on 11/13/2014 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

AARP Commends Governor Christie, Speaker Prieto, Senator Vitale & NJ legislative leadership for supporting family caregivers NJ is second state in the nation to enact law AARP today celebrates the enactment of the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act, otherwise known as the CARE Act.  We commend New Jersey’s legislative leaders and Governor Christie for signing this bill, one which will benefit caregivers and their loved ones immeasurably. “New Jersey’s elected officials have stepped up and worked together on behalf of …

AARP calls on new BPU President to provide immediate relief to NJ ratepayers, act to protect affordable utility rates & address critical telecommunications issues

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** AARP calls on new BPU President to provide immediate relief to NJ ratepayers, act to protect affordable utility rates & address critical telecommunications issues Findings of new statewide poll underscore need and support for critical landline service to be maintained in NJ   TRENTON – Today AARP, at a State House news conference with dozens of AARP member volunteers, called on the new NJ Board of Public Utilities President Richard Mroz to take immediate action on pending …

Caring for Caregivers in Perth Amboy…next up, North Bergen!

Posted on 07/23/2014 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

On Saturday July 19th, over 100 caregivers and those that care for THEM wore stickers in either English or Spanish (or both!) proudly claiming “I LOVE CAREGIVERS!” These attendees gathered at the Raritan Bay YMCA in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to attend the first event of AARP New Jersey’s Caring for Caregivers series. The purpose of these events is to empower caregivers through a network of organizations and by sharing their stories with other caregivers facing similar challenges. The guests …

AARP New Jersey Response to Today’s Announcement by Governor Chris Christie Regarding State Pension Funding

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Statement from AARP New Jersey State President Dave Mollen   New Jersey public workers who have paid into the system over a lifetime of hard work deserve financial security in retirement.  It is critical that our policy makers honor pension commitments made to our state and local workers, who have consistently made their pension payments, on time and in full. Public workers, retirees, and all New Jersey residents deserve an open, thoughtful discussion about our state budget challenges.  And our …

AARP Helps Achieve $1.6 BILLION in savings for NJ’s PSE&G Customers

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

***Achieves 62% Reduction in Cost of Infrastructure Upgrades as part of Energy Strong Program***   Working as a strong intervener over the past many months in objecting to PSE&G’s $2.6 billion dollar “blank check” Energy Strong proposal before the Board of Public Utilities, AARP is pleased to be part of the agreement in principle reached today that will achieve a 62% reduction in the rate increase being sought by PSE&G for its Energy Strong program. AARP applauds the efforts of …

AARP Calls on Board of Public Utilities to Reject PSE&G’s Flawed Multi-Billion Dollar Upgrade Plan

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

…Urges Board to Construct a Program that Delivers Results, is Cost Effective and Protects Consumers   PRINCETON- Today, AARP, a party in the so-called “Energy Strong” proceeding, filed its initial brief with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, urging the Board to reject PSE&G’s mammoth Energy Strong proposal as filed, a multi-billion proposal which is high on cost, yet light on actual, tangible benefits for PSE&G customers. “PSE&G, quite simply, did not carry its burden for this unusual and …