Today, AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan joined dozens of AARP state directors and volunteers from across the country in Washington, D.C., to urge federal lawmakers to pass legislation to lower prescription drug prices.
AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan provided the following statement in regards to the budget proposals of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee, and Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee:
The United States has the highest brand-name drug prices in the world and many older residents are increasingly concerned about their ability to pay for their prescription medication. AARP Connecticut will host a live, interactive Telephone Town Hall to discuss the subject with State Senator Matt Lesser and State Representative Sean Scanlon – two Connecticut legislators who are taking on the issue and serve as co-chairs of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee – on Thursday, April 11, at 10 a.m.
AARP Connecticut went in front of members of the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee on Friday, March 15, to voice concern about SB 877 (an Act Concerning Revenue Items to Implement the Governor’s Budget), which calls for a repeal of the bipartisan income tax relief promise for social security recipients, and those with pensions and annuity income. Most incumbent legislators of both parties promoted their affirmative vote to repeal this tax during the 2018 campaigns .
Mary Fay, the inaugural Executive Director of the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority (CRSA), recently sat with AARP Connecticut volunteer Tim Ryan to talk about the new program that will offer retirement security to employees who do not have a plan offered by their employer. Fay and Ryan discussed the need for the program, status of the launch and her career history.
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