AARP REQUESTS VETO OF AGRICULTURE BUDGET BILL

Posted on 05/21/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy | Press St. Paul –AARP today asked Governor Dayton to veto a now infamous Agriculture budget bill (HF 1437) that was amended and passed in the final seconds of the legislative session. During the closing seconds of session a 70 page amendment, mostly containing non-related policy items, was added and approved without debate as the House floor devolved into chaos. AARP specifically objects to several provisions included in the legislation which make it easier for utility companies to increase customer rates, limit …

AARP’S Letter to Gov. Dayton Requesting Veto of HF 1437

Posted on 05/21/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy | Press May 21, 2015 The Honorable Governor Mark Dayton The Office of the Governor 116 Veterans Service Building 20 W 12th Street St. Paul, MN 55155 RE: Veto Request – H.F. 1437 – Unfair Energy Rate Increases Dear Governor Dayton: I am writing to express AARP Minnesota’s grave concerns about language that was inserted into the omnibus agriculture and environment budget bill, H.F.1437, in the final minutes of the legislative session. This legislation would lead to significantly higher energy rates for …

Hometown Hero Dorian Grilley: Living in the Bike Lane

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering By Bev Bachel Bike more, drive less. These four words sum up Dorian Grilley’s personal mission, as well as the mission of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota , the statewide nonprofit organization he heads. Dorian, like many of us, quit biking when he turned 16 and got his driver’s license. But in his mid- twenties, he became more aware of the negative impact driving has on the environment—and his own pocketbook. He also became more aware of the health benefits …

Grow Local! Give Local! Near You!

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP | Community | Local Resources A new program offered by AARP will help provide the opportunity for AARP Members (and those who choose to become members) who own small, local businesses to provide discounts and offers to other AARP Members and their families in Twin Cities, MN while supporting a local non-profit. AARP Member to Member Local Offers will bring together small business owners who are AARP members and customers who are also members.  Participating businesses–which must be brick and mortar stores, no larger than a …

Get Back on Your Bike this Summer with AARP & BikeMN

Posted on 05/14/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources Look for AARP Minnesota this spring on bike trails across the Twin Cities.  We’re partnering with BikeMN to help you stay active and get the most out of your community.  Throughout the Spring and Summer we’ll host group rides, bike maintenance clinics and mini-tunes and safety check pop-ups across the metro. AARP will also be demonstrating our new “livability index” which gives useful information down to the neighborhood level on several important factors including, walkability, access to transportation, air quality, …

Time to Nominate Your 50+ Volunteer of the Year

Posted on 05/12/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Press | Volunteering AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Minnesota Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Minnesotans over the age of 50 who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. Individuals do not need to be AARP volunteers or members to be nominated. AARP will make a $1,000 donation to an approved charity of the award winners choosing. “AARP Minnesota is excited to shine a light on older Minnesotans who are using …