Governor Inslee to Sign New Bill Providing Property Tax Relief to Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-05-20T20:14:17-04:00">May 20, 2019</time> by AARP Washington

For Immediate Release May 20, 2019 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-604-7085 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 Governor Inslee to Sign New Bill Providing Property Tax Relief to Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans EDITOR’S NOTE: Governor Jay Inslee is scheduled to sign Senate Bill 5160 on Tuesday, May 21 at 1:30pm. Olympia, WA – AARP applauds Governor Jay Inslee and the Washington State Legislature for the bi-partisan support and passage of Senate Bill 5160, expanding Washington’s senior property tax exemption and …

Washington State Pioneers New Solution to Address Long-Term Care Needs

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-10T16:29:24-04:00">May 10, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-14T20:29:09-04:00">May 14, 2019</time> by AARP Washington

For Immediate Release May 10, 2019 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-604-7085 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 Washington State Pioneers New Solution to Address Long-Term Care Needs Governor Inslee set to sign bill making Washington the first-in-the-nation to provide long-term care benefit Olympia, WA – With Governor Jay Inslee’s signature on House Bill 1087 on Monday, May 13, Washington State is set to pioneer an innovative new solution aimed at addressing our growing long-term care funding crisis. The “Long-Term Care Trust Act” …

FREE events help you “Spoof Proof Your Life”

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-24T11:28:44-04:00">April 24, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-08T17:54:26-04:00">May 8, 2019</time> by AARP Washington

Who’s Really On The Line? The barrage of automated telephone solicitations or “robo calls” we get on our home and mobile phones seems to be never-ending. In fact, robo calls coming into the U.S. have more than doubled in recent years to nearly 50 billion calls a year. To make matters worse, experts estimate that up to half of these calls may be attempts to defraud consumers – and Washington State has been hit hard by this massive increase in …

New Legislation Will Offer Affordable Access and Choice to Washingtonians Needing Care

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-23T12:00:00-04:00">April 23, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-24T11:29:52-04:00">April 24, 2019</time> by AARP Washington

BILL STATUS UPDATE: House Bill 1087 passed the House on Feb. 21 (see AARP Statement) on a vote of 63-33.  It passed the Senate on April 16 on a vote of 26-22 (see AARP Statement).  The House concurred with Senate amendments on April 23, clearing the way for Governor Inslee’s signature. With baby boomers soon to start turning 80, Washington State must continue our long-standing commitment to improving long-term services and supports for older people and those with disabilities. A …

AARP applauds Senate on passage of HB 1087, the “Long-Term Care Trust Act”

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-16T22:10:36-04:00">April 16, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-23T15:12:52-04:00">April 23, 2019</time> by AARP Washington

BILL STATUS UPDATE: House Bill 1087 passed the House on Feb. 21 (see AARP Statement) on a vote of 63-33.  It passed the Senate on April 16 on a vote of 26-22 (see AARP Statement).  The House concurred with Senate amendments on April 23, clearing the way for Governor Inslee’s signature. For Immediate Release April 16, 2019 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-604-7085 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 Statement from AARP Advocacy Director Cathy MacCaul on Today’s Senate Passage of HB 1087, …

Retirement Should be Within Everyone’s Reach – AARP urges passage of “Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program”

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-03T20:15:00-04:00">April 3, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-09T12:47:10-04:00">April 9, 2019</time> by AARP Washington

BILL STATUS UPDATE: Senate Bill 5740 passed the Senate on Friday, March 8 with a bipartisan vote of 31-17. Click here for AARP statement on Senate passage.  It passed the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Business on April 2; passed the House Appropriations Committee on April 8; and is now heading to a House floor vote. For millions of Washingtonians, each passing second means less time to save for retirement. While the clock keeps ticking, they keep struggling to …

AARP Launches “Stop Rx Greed” Campaign Targeting High Prescription Drug Prices

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-01T18:59:00-04:00">April 1, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-04T17:02:23-04:00">April 4, 2019</time> by AARP Washington

BILL STATUS UPDATE: Senate Bill 5292 (see below) passed off the Senate floor unanimously on Feb. 28.  It passed the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on March 27, and was referred to the House Appropriations Committee.    AARP has announced the launch of “Stop Rx Greed,” a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Washingtonians and all Americans by advocating for a …

AARP member discount to “Destination Moon” at the Museum of Flight

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-25T14:59:12-04:00">March 25, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-24T11:35:11-04:00">April 24, 2019</time> by AARP Washington

AARP invites our members and their guests to join us at One Day Universities’ presentation of  “Destination Moon” at the Museum of Flight. Join Columbia astronomy Professor David Helfand in a discussion about the universe at this limited-seating event, and then visit the new Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibition before the museum opens its doors to the public. The exhibition includes more than 20 one-of-a-kind artifacts from the Smithsonian, many flown on the historic mission. “Destination Moon” at …

Catch a Ball Game with the Seattle Mariners and AARP

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-24T19:23:00-04:00">March 24, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-09T20:06:16-04:00">May 9, 2019</time> by AARP Washington

Join us Wednesday, July 24 at T-Mobile Park for “AARP Day with the Seattle Mariners” as the Mariners take on the Texas Rangers.  As a special bonus, AARP members and their guests can purchase tickets at a discounted price! Bring your kids or grandkids for a fun time at the ballpark! AARP members and their guests get a discount off Terrace-level seating. Tickets for AARP members and their guests are $46. The price includes a hot dog (regular, vegan or …

AARP, Small Businesses Urging Passage of Retirement Savings Bill

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-21T16:01:38-04:00">March 21, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-09T12:47:39-04:00">April 9, 2019</time> by AARP Washington

BILL STATUS UPDATE: Senate Bill 5740 passed the Senate on Friday, March 8 with a bipartisan vote of 31-17. Click here for AARP statement on Senate passage.  It passed the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Business on April 2; passed the House Appropriations Committee on April 8; and is now heading to a House floor vote. For Immediate Release March 21, 2019 Contacts: Christina Clem / 206-604-9864 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 AARP, Small Businesses Urging Passage of Retirement Savings …