Week 3 SD Legislative Update

Posted on 01/30/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | South Dakota First, thank you for a great 2015 AARP South Dakota Lobby Day. Nearly 200 AARP South Dakota members and volunteers visited the Capitol on Tuesday. With perfect weather, we had lunch with 75 legislators and a rare outdoor group picture with our Lieutenant Governor. AARP South Dakota’s presence was felt in the Capitol and our successful lobby day will certainly have a strong impact on our legislative efforts throughout the rest of the 2015 session. A key 2015 legislative priority, …

2015 Legislative Update Week 2

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | South Dakota Week 2 of the 2015 South Dakota Legislative Session is in the books and AARP South Dakota has been actively working on legislation for you. On Tuesday, AARP South Dakota testified in support of Senate Bill 18, a bill addressing charitable, raffle, lottery and bingo scams. As you know, AARP South Dakota spent 2014 holding Fraud Watch Network events in every county in South Dakota. This consumer protection bill protects South Dakotans who have donated to raffles or lotteries in …

2015 SD Session has started!

Posted on 01/16/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

About AARP | South Dakota It’s cold. It’s snowy and windy. It’s January. So that must mean the 2015 South Dakota legislative session has started. Once again, AARP South Dakota is in Pierre to work on your behalf. Governor Dennis Daugaard, fresh off re-election in November and inauguration earlier this month, kicked off the session with the annual State of the State address and here’s the topics he covered: -SD road and bridge infrastructure -Juvenile Justice Reform -Workforce Development -Agriculture -Open Government -Infant Mortality Initiatives …

Register for AARP SD Lobby Day 2015

Posted on 01/9/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Events | South Dakota Happy New Year from AARP South Dakota!  It’s time to register for Lobby Day 2015.    We want you to join us at the state Capitol in Pierre for lunch and conversation with your representatives.  This is an opportunity for you to get to know your elected officials, and discuss issues that matter to South Dakotans 50+ and their families.   AARP South Dakota remains committed to ensuring South Dakotans of every generation have access to affordable, quality health care, and consumer …

New Year Brings New Transportation Options in Hartford

Posted on 01/2/2015 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

Advocacy | Local Resources | My Community | South Dakota Residents in Hartford, SD will have new options for getting around town, and into Sioux Falls. Starting Monday, January 5th, Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership (ICAP) with support from AARP South Dakota, Sioux Valley Energy, Sanford Health, the Hartford Foundation and the City of Hartford, will begin providing on-demand, curb-to-curb bus service for residents of Hartford. “This has been more than a year in the making,” said Ellie Sturdevant, an AARP volunteer who approached AARP South Dakota with the idea of …

Tour the Capitol, Speak with Legislators, Make a Difference

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Events | South Dakota AARP South Dakota is hosting its annual Lobby Day Jan. 27 at the Capitol in Pierre. Participants will learn about proposed bills that could affect AARP South Dakota members and their families in the 2015 legislative session. Key issues include tax relief for people who are 65-plus or have disabilities, expanding Medicaid to cover uninsured low-wage workers and their families, and making it easier for long-term care facilities to get loans for building improvements. Participants also will tour the Capitol …