AARP Asks ACC TO Reconsider New “Phantom Water” Taxes

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

Press (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 …

AARP Arizona Commends Governor, Legislators for Medicaid Expansion

Posted on 06/17/2013 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2013 CONTACT: Cynthia J. Fagyas, cfagyas@aarp.org AARP ARIZONA COMMENDS GOVERNOR, LEGISLATORS FOR MEDICAID EXPANSION -AARP Among 400 Groups Supporting Bill, Signed Today- (Phoenix, AZ) — Flanked by a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers, and numerous stakeholders that included AARP Arizona, Governor Jan Brewer today signed historic legislation that will restore and expand Medicaid coverage for thousands of vulnerable Arizonans. “Over the last five months, more than 400 community groups have rallied behind our effort,” said Governor …

New Analysis: Social Security, Medicare Cuts Could Increase Poverty

Posted on 05/30/2013 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 2013 CONTACT: Cynthia J. Fagyas – cfagyas@aarp.org New Analysis: Social Security, Medicare Cuts Could Increase Poverty among Older Arizonans -Supplemental Poverty Measure finds more seniors struggling in Arizona- (Peoria, AZ) – A new analysis of Census data shows that more Arizonans are living in poverty. This analysis shines a spotlight on harmful cuts to Social Security and Medicare now being considered in Washington that could push even more seniors into poverty. According to the Kaiser …

Social Security Benefits Threatened by “Chained CPI”

Posted on 02/19/2013 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Press By: David Mitchell, AARP Arizona State Director Social Security is more important today than it’s ever been as seniors are living longer and trying to cope with rising health care, drugs, and utility costs. But right now there’s a plan circulating in Washington that would reduce benefits substantially called the “chained CPI”. Supporters portray it as a more accurate reading of the cost-of-living. But that is a profound misunderstanding of the real-life choices most seniors confront to make ends meet. …