Governor Malloy, State Legislators Make First Capitol Caregivers List

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press Every day, more than 700,000 Connecticut residents perform a great labor of love, caring for older parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can stay at home—where they want to be—and out of costly institutions. Four elected officials in Connecticut went above and beyond this year to provide a little bit of help for family caregivers by championing a law that removes barriers to full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses. To recognize their work to support family …

AARP Statement on Final CL&P Rate Increase Decision

Posted on 12/17/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press AARP has released the statement below from John Erlingheuser, AARP Connecticut Advocacy Director, on the final CL&P Rate Request Decision by Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA): “While we are heartened by the fact that PURA took into account the vast public outcry in its decision to slash CL&P’s original rate request, we remain disappointed that the final decision still allows for a significant increase in the utilities fixed customer service charge.  AARP believes any increase in CL&P’s fixed customer …

Beware of These Common Holiday Scams

Posted on 12/12/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press With shoppers expected to spend $616.9 billion on holiday gifts this year, scammers are gearing up to rip off unsuspecting consumers. That’s why AARP Fraud Watch Network developed a free, online resource guide so families can protect themselves and those they love from holiday scams. The guide highlights three of the more common holiday scams: online shopping scams, gift card fraud and fake charities. “It’s the season of giving, but for con artists, it’s the season of taking,” said Byron …

AARP Reaction to CL&P $130 Million Rate Hike Decision

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press Below is a statement by AARP Connecticut Advocacy Director, John Erlingheuser, on the recent CL&P rate request decision by Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA): “Today’s decision by PURA to slash CL&P’s rate request is both good news and bad news for Connecticut ratepayers.  The good news is that PURA listened to the complaints of consumer advocates and thousands of ratepayers in their decision to slash CL&P’s unreasonable rate request by about $90 million, and penalize the company for its …

AARP Supports Constitutional Amendment to Allow Reform of Voting Laws in CT

Posted on 10/28/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press This election day, Connecticut voters will be asked to vote on a Constitutional Amendment that would remove constitutional restrictions on absentee ballots and allow state lawmakers to change election laws to enact some form of early voting.  The Amendment question will appear on all Connecticut ballots this election day – November 4, 2014. AARP Connecticut is supporting this Amendment as a way to encourage more citizens to participate in the voting process. “AARP supports policies that are designed to encourage …

AARP to Host Gov Debate Watch Party October 23 in Bridgeport

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Press AARP Connecticut is hosting a multi-generational Debate Watching Party for the upcoming Gubernatorial Debate scheduled for October 23, 2014 sponsored by NBC Connecticut.  The AARP Debate Watch Party begins at 5:45 p.m. at The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport.  The event is free and includes food and non-alcoholic beverages.  It is open to the public, however, advance registration is required.  Register online or by calling toll-free 1-877-926-8300. Join us for a fun and engaging evening where you’ll learn …