AARP commends lawmakers for protecting adults

Posted on 05/5/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Press Adult victims of neglect, physical or emotional abuse and financial exploitation will be better protected under provisions in the state budget adopted last night by the Ohio General Assembly. The budget resolution not only increases Adult Protective Services funding shared by all 88 counties from the $500,000 allocated in previous years to $10 million for the fiscal year that opens July 1, but also puts in place a study committee that must recommend by September 1 how to improve the …

AARP continues to champion legal protections for Ohioans on their monthly utility bills.

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Press Contact: Luke Russell, lrussell@aarp.org Columbus, OH. – AARP supports elimination of language by the Ohio House in the Budget Bill (HB 483) that would have removed legal protections for natural gas and electricity consumers and their monthly utility bills. AARP opposed provisions that would have allowed utilities to seek rate increases for the cost to clean up long defunct manufactured gas and electric plants (MGP). “AARP is thankful that consumers in Ohio, including AARP members, will not be impacted by …

AARP Opposes Charging Consumers for Clean Up of Manufactured Gas and Electric Plants.

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Press Contact: Luke Russell, lrussell@aarp.org AARP wants Ohioans to have legal protection on their monthly utility bills. Columbus, OH. – AARP opposes legislation that would remove legal protections for natural gas consumers and their monthly utility bills.  The legislation that AARP opposes would allow utilities to seek rate increases for the cost to clean up long defunct manufactured gas and electric plants (MGP).  AARP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the interests of people age 50 and older. Older consumers in …

Spread Some Good opens to assist pantries

Posted on 01/27/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Press Starting today (Wednesday, August 27, 2014) and continuing through Wednesday, Sept. 17, all 272 Walgreens stores in Ohio and Northern Kentucky will accept Spread Some Good donations of $1 or more at checkout registers to supply peanut butter to local food pantries across the state. “AARP Ohio initiated Spread Some Good four years ago when pantries reported senior hunger had risen dramatically,” Mike Barnhart, who volunteers as state president for AARP Ohio, said at this morning’s news conference kicking off …

Congressman Joyce working for safer streets

Posted on 10/23/2013 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Press Rep. David Joyce (R-Painesville, OH) has introduced a bill that would require transportation planners to incorporate safety for all modes of travel into design for federally-funded street and roadway projects. The bi-partisan bill (HR 2468) requires no or minimal additional spending on new roadways or improvement projects, but simply directs state and regional-level planners to consider better design of sidewalks, intersections, bicycle lanes and other features to improve safety for all. Planners would have two years to adopt “Complete Streets” …

Governor John Kasich delivers timely remarks on policy at AARP Ohio Leadership Luncheon

Posted on 05/14/2013 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Press Jane Taylor, state director for AARP Ohio, issued this statement following the governor’s keynote address at today’s AARP Ohio Leadership Luncheon: AARP Ohio thanks Governor John Kasich for his comments at today’s AARP Ohio Leadership Luncheon about the state budget now being debated in the Ohio legislature and his views about policy changes to move Ohio forward. We are pleased to have been able to bring together business, healthcare, media and education leaders from across the state to hear more …