AARP WV Outlines 2014 State Legislative Agenda

AARP WV Outlines 2014 State Legislative Agenda

Posted on 01/28/2014 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Advocacy Caregiving, consumer protections, retirement security among session goals for 50+ West Virginians AARP West Virginia’s legislative agenda for the 2014 West Virginia Legislature is focused on legislative action in the areas of caregiving, retirement security, elder abuse and consumer protections. Prior to the 2014 West Virginia Legislative session, AARP West Virginia commissioned a statewide survey, which gathered opinions from West Virginians 45+ on key issues impacting older residents and their families. AARP West Virginia staff and volunteers are maintaining a …

Safer Roads for All Users

Safer Roads for All Users

Posted on 07/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy A new West Virginia law strongly supported by AARP aims to improve the safety of and access to roadways for all users, including pedestrians, motorists, bicyclists, those taking public transportation, and people with disabilities. The Complete Streets Act requires all transportation projects receiving federal or state funds to “strive to improve safety, access and mobility for users of all ages and abilities.” The law also requires a 16-member Complete Streets Advisory Board to submit yearly reports starting Dec. 1 on …

Consumer Alert: WV American Water proposed 20% rate hike

Posted on 06/5/2013 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Advocacy Raise Your Voice Before They Raise Your Rates AARP West Virginia is encouraging West Virginia American Water (WVAWC) customers to speak out against a proposed 20 percent water rate hike, which will adversely impact an estimated 250,000 West Virginia families. In its December, 2012 rate filing with the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC), WVAWC cited increased levels of plant investment, rate of return, operating expenses and lower customer usage as the reasons for implementing $24 million in increased rates …

WV State Capitol (Photo: AARPWV/D. Lowther)

2013 WV Legislature: AARP is working for you at State Capitol!

Posted on 03/27/2013 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Advocacy AARP West Virginia state leaders are pleased with the results of the 2013 West Virginia Legislature, with West Virginians 50+ benefiting from legislative action in the areas of livable communities, caregiving, home and community-based services, and consumer issues.  AARP West Virginia staff and volunteers maintained a very active presence at the State Capitol during the recent 60-day session, working successfully with legislators on the passage of  legislation impacting older West Virginians and their families: Building Livable Communities In The Mountain State:  …

AARP applauds WV Senate passage of Complete Streets Act

AARP applauds WV Senate passage of Complete Streets Act

Posted on 03/26/2013 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Advocacy West Virginia Senate Bill 158 promotes effective transportation planning, coordination and community development in the Mountain State CHARLESTON (March 26, 2013) — AARP West Virginia State Director Gaylene Miller today thanked members of the West Virginia Senate for advancing legislation that encourages state adoption of “Complete Streets” policies that consider the safety, mobility and accessibility for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists and public transportation riders of all ages and abilities. The West Virginia Senate today passed on third reading (33-0-1 vote) Senate Bill 158 (Complete Streets Act …

WV Legislative Update: Home & Community Based Services

Posted on 03/5/2013 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Advocacy AARP West Virginia State Legislative Update M A R C H    5 ,   2 0 1 3 Helping West Virginians  Stay In Their Homes & Communities    Research shows that the vast majority of individuals want to stay in their homes for as long as possible. That’s why AARP believes that no one should be forced out of their home in order to receive long-term services and supports.   In the Mountain State, there are many examples of Home and …