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Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut
2021 was a very unusual year at the Connecticut General Assembly. The Connecticut Capitol may have been closed to the public because of COVID-19 restrictions, but AARP Connecticut staff and volunteers were still vocal and active, virtually advocating on behalf of older adults and submitting nearly 50 pieces of legislative testimony. Below is a summary of the AARP Connecticut-supported bills that successfully passed both the House and Senate and are expected to be signed into law.
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AARP Connecticut issued the following comment in response the Connecticut Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) ruling on Docket 20-08-03 - Investigation into Electric Distribution Companies’ Preparation for and Response to Tropical Storm Isaias:
Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut
AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan provided the following statement in regards to the budget proposals of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee:
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AARP leaders nationwide meet remotely with Senate, House offices, as COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes exceed 100,000
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More Connecticut voters can cast their ballots safely amid the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a new law that temporarily eases absentee-voting restrictions.
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For information about voting on Election Day, Nov. 3, check Connecticut's general election guide.
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State officials will allow voters to cite the coronavirus pandemic as a reason to cast an absentee ballot
Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut
AARP Connecticut commends Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut General Assembly on the decision to address four urgent issues during an upcoming special session: expanding absentee voting for the November election, making telehealth more accessible, capping the cost of insulin, and police accountability. AARP Connecticut recognizes the importance of these topics and supports their inclusion in a special session, but the state’s legislative leaders missed an opportunity to tackle the critical issues impacting those in nursing home and residential care facilities.
Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan Casts His Vote
The presidential preference primaries will coincide with state and local contests on Aug. 11.
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