AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan provided the following statement in regards to the passage of the state’s two-year budget:
“AARP applauds the passage of a budget that kept promises made in previous years and in 2018 re-election campaigns across the state.
“A repeal of the bipartisan income tax relief promise for social security recipients, and those with pensions and annuity income, combined with the proposal of an asset test for the Medicare Savings Program would have placed a disproportionate financial burden on Connecticut’s older residents. Both of these would have added to the difficulty lower to middle-income retirees already face when trying to maintain their quality of life in our high cost-of-living state.
“There were difficult decisions to be made in the state budget, but we are encouraged to see legislative leaders and Governor Lamont recognize the best way to serve Connecticut’s aging population is through supporting their ability to make our state home. We will continue to work with our elected officials on the important issues facing our state and urge all sides to keep the residents and principles that make Connecticut the state we love top of mind.”