The AARP Bulletin

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After six years of dedicated service, David Holmquist, 75, of Omaha, is stepping down as AARP Nebraska’s volunteer state president. Holmquist has built integral relationships with elected officials, community partners and volunteers on behalf of the state’s nearly 200,000 AARP members.
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An AARP survey shows that older Nebraskans overwhelmingly support policies to assist family caregivers.
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Public spaces in three Nebraska cities have been enhanced, thanks to 2021 AARP Community Challenge grants. 
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High-speed internet access is a critical issue in Nebraska, and some progress was made this year.
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A new state law, backed by AARP Nebraska, allows workers who leave their jobs to care for a relative to claim unemployment benefits. 
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A new state law—strongly backed by AARP—will phase out state income tax on Social Security benefits. 
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A law that takes effect Sept. 1 aims to prevent the financial exploitation of older Nebraskans. 
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AARP Nebraska’s new online caregiver guide is helping families find services and support.
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A new AARP study shows that Nebraska residents age 50 and older will help drive the state’s economy for the next three decades and will be a key demographic in helping the state bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Two laws that Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) signed over the summer and that are now in effect expand access to high-speed internet in unserved/underserved areas of the state.
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