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Also Lauds Governor Cuomo for Utility Shutoff Moratorium Plan
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State of State Legislation Would Apply to Internet –Growing Necessity During Pandemic - Electric, Telephone, Water, Telecommunications, Cable
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This March a state moratorium on utility shutoffs, put in place because of the economic hardship caused by the coronavirus, is scheduled to end. But there are ways for consumers to keep the power on. To get an additional 180 days and a deferred-payment agreement, customers must certify their need with their utility company. 
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Legislation Requires Statewide Analysis of Need; 1 in 4 NY Internet Users Limited by Quality, Cost, Availability
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Bill Strikes Appropriate Balance; AARP Urges Governor to Sign
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New NYS Law Requires Regular Communications & More; AARP NY Urges Families to Ensure Nursing Homes Are Complying
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41% of Hispanic/Latinos, 29% of African American/Blacks Cite Cost as Significant Hurdle vs. 21% of Whites, NYS 35+ Voter Survey Shows
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AARP leaders nationwide will meet remotely with Senate, House offices, as COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes reach nearly 100,000
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AARP New York advocates for the repeal of nursing home immunity for coronavirus-related care. Also urges improvements to staffing, visitation, testing, and equipment for long-term care facilities.
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Organizations Had Fought Initially-Proposed Double-Digit Increases
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