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Steve Gardner

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Steve is an ASD for Communications with AARP Pennsylvania

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AARP Testifies at House Democratic Policy Hearing Opposing Changes to Default Electricity Service for Consumers

AARP Testifies at House Democratic Policy Hearing Opposing Changes to Default Electricity Service for Consumers

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

BEFORE THE PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE DEMOCRATIC POLICY COMMITTEE   Testimony of SONNY POPOWSKY AARP PENNSYLVANIA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL  Regarding  Pennsylvania Electricity Default Service and Senate Bill 1121   Harrisburg, Pennsylvania January 23, 2014      Chairman Sturla, Chairman Daley and Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee My name is Sonny Popowsky, and I am appearing here today as a volunteer member of the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania AARP.  Prior to my retirement in October 2012, I served as the Consumer Advocate of Pennsylvania …

PA Issue Summary: Senate Bill 1121 Would End Default Electricity Service and Auction Off Consumers to Unregulated Suppliers

PA Issue Summary: Senate Bill 1121 Would End Default Electricity Service and Auction Off Consumers to Unregulated Suppliers

Posted on 12/11/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Senate Bill 1121 Would End Default Electricity Service and Auction Off Consumers to Unregulated Suppliers           Issue Background Currently, more than 60% of Pennsylvania households receive default service from their electric utilities which purchase generation in the competitive wholesale markets and provide it to retail customers with no additional markup or profit margin. Residents who shop for electricity on the retail market use default electric service plans as the baseline to compare prices. Pennsylvanians have made …

AARP Opposes Telephone Deregulation Bill That Removes PUC Oversight and Threatens Access to Landline Service

AARP Opposes Telephone Deregulation Bill That Removes PUC Oversight and Threatens Access to Landline Service

Posted on 11/21/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

AARP Pennsylvania Opposes Telephone Deregulation Bill That Removes PUC Oversight and Threatens Access to Landline Service Survey Shows 50+ Pennsylvanians Oppose Eliminating PUC Authority to Set Telephone Rates and Service Quality for Landline Service Providers Included in House Bill 1608  AARP Pennsylvania today called on state lawmakers to reject HB 1608 that would deregulate telephone service and remove important consumer protections, threatening the future availability of landline phone service for residents statewide.        The bill is being considered by the …

Philadelphia Volunteer Marlene Trice Receives AARP Pennsylvania’s Andrus Award for Community Service

Philadelphia Volunteer Marlene Trice Receives AARP Pennsylvania’s Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 10/22/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

 Marlene Trice of Philadelphia has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit membership organization for people 50 and older, to receive Pennsylvania’s 2013 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award.  Named for AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the award recognizes outstanding individuals who are making their communities better in ways that are consistent with AARP’s mission, vision and commitment to volunteer service, and who inspire others to volunteer. The award was formally presented …

Social Security Generates $70 Billion in Economic Activity, Supports 470,000 Jobs in Pennsylvania, According to AARP Study

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Social Security Generates $70 Billion in Economic Activity, Supports 470,000 Jobs in Pennsylvania AARP Study Quantifies Social Security Benefits’ Critical Contributions to National, State Economies A new study from the AARP Public Policy Institute calculates that each dollar paid to Social Security beneficiaries in Pennsylvania generates nearly two dollars in spending by individuals and businesses, adding about $70 billion in total economic output to the Pennsylvania economy – and about $1.4 trillion to the national economy – in 2012. The …

AARP PA Issues Statement in Response to Release of Governor’s Healthy Pennsylvania Initiative

AARP PA Issues Statement in Response to Release of Governor’s Healthy Pennsylvania Initiative

Posted on 09/23/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

AARP Pennsylvania Issues Statement in Response to Release of Governor’s Healthy Pennsylvania Initiative Harrisburg, PA—AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh issued the following statement following the release of Governor Corbett’s Healthy Pennsylvania initiative: “We are pleased that Governor Corbett recognizes the need to expand affordable health care coverage for all Pennsylvanians.  We already know that more than 500,000 hard-working Pennsylvanians – including 90,000 residents age 50-64 – face falling into a coverage gap because they aren’t eligible for Medicaid or …