AARP, State Lawmakers and Community Partners Continue Fight to Urge Senate Rejection of HB2526

AARP, State Lawmakers and Community Partners Continue Fight to Urge Senate Rejection of HB2526

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Advocacy Officials with AARP Arizona and community partners are vowing to continue efforts to defeat the “Consumer Lender Loan” House Bill 2526 (HB2526) after the State Senate Finance Committee March 19 narrowly voted (4-3) to advance what AARP deems a predatory lending bill to the full Senate floor. AARP is opposed to the bill because it increases small loan costs by allowing loans as large as $3000 to carry an annual interest rate of 36% plus an origination fee of up …

AARP, State Lawmakers, Community Partners Urge Rejection of Consumer Loan Bill HB2526

AARP, State Lawmakers, Community Partners Urge Rejection of Consumer Loan Bill HB2526

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Advocacy Officials with AARP Arizona joined State Senator Steve Farley and State Representative Debbie McCune Davis at a March 19 press conference at the State Capitol to urge members of the Senate Finance Committee to reject Consumer Lender Loan HB2526. Community partners at the event included the Southwest Center for Economic Integrity, Morris Institute for Justice, Citizens for a Better Arizona and the Arizona Community Action Association. “AARP is opposed to this bill because it increases small loan costs. It would …

AARP Asks ACC TO Reconsider New “Phantom Water" Taxes

AARP Asks ACC TO Reconsider New “Phantom Water” Taxes

Posted on 01/24/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Advocacy (Phoenix, AZ) — AARP Arizona today asked the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) to reconsider their decision to impose new “phantom” taxes on water users of some Arizona privately-owned water companies. AARP’s comments, filed in two dockets, oppose proposed settlements negotiated by Arizona’s Residential Utilities Consumer Office (RUCO) and ACC-regulated private utility companies. RUCO is the state government office charged with representing the public interests of residential consumers. Under the settlement agreements, ACC-regulated private utility companies propose a means of raising …

Legislative Caregiver Study Focus of AARP at State Capitol

Legislative Caregiver Study Focus of AARP at State Capitol

Posted on 01/24/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Advocacy AARP Arizona State President Carl Erickson is leading AARP’s volunteer efforts to urge state lawmakers to support a legislative caregiver study as part of their work during the 2014 Arizona legislative session. At the recent AARP Arizona Annual Legislative Breakfast at the State Capitol on Jan. 16, Carl talked about the importance of the study.  Watch here. AARP will be working to build a support for a joint legislative committee to study family caregiving and long-term supports and services. The …

Pension Protection Important Priority for AARP AZ in Legislative Session

Pension Protection Important Priority for AARP AZ in Legislative Session

Posted on 01/24/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Advocacy Advocacy volunteers with AARP in Arizona were on hand at the State Capitol Jan. 16 to talk with state lawmakers about issues important during the 2014 legislative session. AARP volunteer Sigrid Whitman of Phoenix explains that a focus of her work with AARP this session will be safeguarding pensions.  Watch here. For a full list of AARP Arizona’s state advocacy priorities for 2014, click here.

Arizona Advocacy Priorities Set with Start of 2014 Arizona Legislative Session

Arizona Advocacy Priorities Set with Start of 2014 Arizona Legislative Session

Posted on 01/13/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Advocacy AARP Arizona’s advocacy volunteers are gearing up for another active year of work at the state capitol on issues affecting Arizonans as the Arizona legislative session opens Jan. 13. “Our AARP priorities this year will address issues important to our members and non-members alike,” said Virginia Brant, Volunteer Chair of AARP Arizona’s Advocacy Network. “Building awareness with legislators to study how to better support family caregivers is among our top priorities.” AARP will be working to build a bipartisan coalition …