AARP New Jersey

Jeff Abramo

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Paid sick laws are good for employees, customers, AND businesses

Posted on 01/30/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

I get really tired of the knee-jerk reactions of special interest groups against any new idea. But such is the state of our system of democracy today. What we need are solutions to problems that such organizations can accommodate — they need to give a little. Business organizations should support an earned, paid sick leave law because it is the right thing to do and it will be good for business. Witness in a recent National Public Radio report, the …

Three years is LONG ENOUGH, BPU! It’s time for JCP&L to STOP OVERCHARGING its customers!

Posted on 12/17/2014 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

TRENTON – It’s been three years since the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel first asked the Board of Public Utilities to open a rate case to investigate the earnings of Jersey Central Power & Light. Now, three years later, the BPU has not yet acted on this case, and every day JCP&L customers continue to be hurt. This morning at the State House, thousands of AARP members and JCP&L customers said enough is enough in the form of over …

AARP applauds Assembly Committee’s release of A1855, “The New Jersey Caregivers Assistance Act”

Posted on 12/11/2014 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

While invaluable in a myriad of ways in terms of dollars and sense, the value to our society from the hours of support being provided by family caregivers would equal $13 billion  a year. However, caring for an older family member can create a financial strain for many families who often spend thousands in out-of-pocket-dollars while being caregivers.  Thus, with the expected increase in our aging population, it is time to recognize the value of family caregivers and provide a …

New Jersey’s CARE Act Will Help Women

Posted on 12/5/2014 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

When older adults need support from loved ones to get through their recovery period at home after checking out of a hospital, who assumes the burden of “caregiving”? The answer is usually women, who are already juggling with the demands of being competent at work, be responsible as wives, mothers and daughters. On behalf of these women, spending on average, 20 hours per week in this unpaid role of family caregiving, I would like to send my heartiest appreciation to …

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 …