2015 SD Session has started!

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

About AARP 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 …

AARP SD Week 2 Legislative Update

Posted on 01/24/2014 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

About AARP Week 2 of the 2014 South Dakota Legislative Session is in the books and there is a lot of legislative activity AARP South Dakota is following.  After the hustle and bustle of the first week, the legislative body is settling into its daily routine.  This daily routine also includes many groups visiting the Capitol.  Don’t forget AARP South Dakota’s Lobby Day is Tuesday, January 28.  The day will include lunch with legislators, group pictures with Governor Dennis Daugaard and Attorney …

Sioux Falls Transportation Coordination Meeting

Posted on 12/13/2013 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

About AARP AARP South Dakota recently hosted a two-day transportation coordination meeting in Sioux Falls to discuss non-profit transportation coordination.  Carolyn Jeskey with the National Center for Mobility Management in Washington DC facilitated the meeting with Sioux Falls city officials and local non-profit organizations.  Non-profit coordination is one of the 5 transportation priorities the Sioux Falls Transit Task Force is addressing; AARP South Dakota also sits on this task force. The two-day meeting was spent discussing current challenges and obstacles facing Sioux Falls’ transit system and …

AARP Thanks Sioux Falls First Responders on #911Day

Posted on 09/11/2013 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

About AARP I had just left a staff meeting when I stopped at a tv on the way back to my desk and saw the footage of the planes hitting the World Trade Center. I worked on Capitol Hill at the time so the next hour or so is a blur – it was controlled chaos as we all evacuated the Senate Office Buildings and tried to hook up with friends on the crowded streets around the Capitol while continuing to try …

AARP Supports Medicaid Expansion

Posted on 06/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP Although the 2013 legislative session ended without lawmakers expanding the Medicaid program, AARP is continuing to press for such a change. Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) has formed a summer study commission on whether the state should expand Medicaid to cover people with income up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($15,856 yearly for an individual and $21,404 for a couple). AARP supports the expansion, which would provide coverage to more than 48,000 South Dakotans—about 12,000 of them ages …

Contact AARP South Dakota

Posted on 05/21/2013 by | AARP South Dakota | Comments

About AARP AARP South Dakota is in your community and your corner, leading a revolution to help South Dakotans 50+ and their families lead their best lives through advocacy, education and community service. Our state office is located in Sioux Falls, SD and our all volunteer run Information Center is located in Rapid City.   State Office: AARP South Dakota 5101 S. Nevada Ave. Suite 150 Sioux Falls, SD 57108 sdaarp@aarp.org 1-866-542-8172 M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Information Center: Rushmore Mall …