— AARP Connecticut, the state’s largest consumer advocacy organization representing nearly 600,000 members in Connecticut, released the following statement from John Erlingheuser, state advocacy director, regarding Governor Dannel P. Malloy signing Senate Bill 1501, An Act Concerning Zero Carbon Procurement, which was approved last week by the Connecticut General Assembly. “AARP is disappointed Governor Malloy signed the Millstone Bill (SB1501), especially in light of Dominion’s refusal to confidentially provide regulators with the vital information concerning their financial health, which is the impetus …

— AARP Connecticut, the state’s largest consumer advocacy organization representing nearly 600,000 members in Connecticut, released the following statement from John Erlingheuser, state advocacy director, regarding the close passage of a bill providing a special deal to Millstone Nuclear Power Plant by the Connecticut House of Representatives. “AARP Connecticut is disappointed in the legislature’s decision that could cost Connecticut ratepayers an additional $300 million a year for energy, which is already the highest in the country. We call on Governor Malloy to …

— Further Cuts to CT Home Care Program and uncertainty about Community First Choice threaten seniors’ ability to live safely at home AARP Connecticut is disappointed Governor Malloy has once again proposed a budget with dramatic cuts to the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders. The additional cuts will effectively end the state-funded program that provides seniors with an array of important and cost effective services ranging from Meals on Wheels, Home Health Care, Adult Day care and Visiting Nursing, often …

— • AARP, Senate President, Speaker of the House & Comptroller Discuss Implementation AARP Connecticut, Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz, Comptroller Kevin Lembo and Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney joined at Connecticut’s Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Thursday, Aug. 17, to applaud that Connecticut is moving forward with the implementation of the Connecticut Retirement Security Program (Public Act 16-29) that was signed into law by Governor Malloy in 2016 and is scheduled to begin operation in 2018. The new …

— AARP Connecticut – the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization in the state with nearly 600,000 members – announces the appointment of Bethel resident Tia Murphy as its new Volunteer State President. Murphy, a volunteer with AARP Connecticut since 2010, worked for more than 30 years in the information technology, telecommunications, and cable and internet industries. Her wide-ranging experience includes leadership positions with AT&T, BellSouth, Mediacom, ClearSource and Commonwealth Communications. AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan said, “Tia has the invaluable …

— AARP Connecticut, the state’s largest consumer advocacy organization representing nearly 600,000 members in Connecticut, released the following statement from John Erlingheuser, state advocacy director, regarding Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s Executive Order No.59, which orders the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to conduct a public resource assessment of the economic viability for the continued operation of the Millstone nuclear facilities. “AARP Connecticut applauds Governor Malloy’s Executive Order that directs DEEP and PURA …

— AARP Connecticut hosted a live Telephone Town Hall with guests Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut and AARP Legislative Counsel David Certner on Monday, June 26, 2017. The informative and interactive discussion, moderated by AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan, focused on the impact that policy changes will have on the new healthcare bill in the Senate and included topics such as the potential cuts to Medicaid, effects on Connecticut seniors, and the senator’s plan to help caregivers. Audio of the …

— Years of bipartisan cooperation between legislators, businesses and advocacy organizations on ensuring the key support systems are in place for Connecticut’s older residents and people with disabilities has produced some progress in meeting important long-term care needs. This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard report from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. However, state budget proposals and the compounding of detrimental cuts to previously thin support services …

— Dominion Resources, owners of the Millstone nuclear power plant in Connecticut, has decided to resort to scare tactics in response to a story by the Connecticut Mirror that there is a lack of state legislative support for a bill that would provide the Virginia-based company with a special, ratepayer-subsidized, deal (Senate Bill 106). The legislation, as presented in public statements, would reclassify the power generated by the plant as renewable fuel, allowing Dominion to undercut the cost of other renewable …

— AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan provided the following statement in regards to the budget proposal released by the Malloy Administration today and the potential negative impact it may have on our senior residents: “Governor Malloy unveiled a budget blueprint that includes detrimental cuts to the core services for our seniors and places the burden from years of bad budget decisions onto the shoulders of our most vulnerable,” Duncan said. “AARP calls on legislative leaders from both parties to stand …