AARP will be advocating for older Oklahomans at the capitol and is seeking volunteers to virtually reach out to state lawmakers. The Legislature will be back in session in Oklahoma City on Monday, Feb. 1.
A state law that took effect Nov. 1 helps protect residents in assisted living facilities and continuum-of-care facilities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, Oklahoma lawmakers are expected to consider measures that would improve protections for those living in assisted living communities, lower prescription drug costs and help ensure that residents don’t become victims of fraud or abuse.
AARP Oklahoma applauds the settlement filed today between OG&E and parties to the case, including AARP. The settlement halts a proposed $77.6 million per year rate increase, and as importantly, rejects a proposed 70 percent increase of the customer monthly charge, which is a substantial win for residential ratepayers.
AARP Oklahoma is calling on members of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to reject OG&E’s requested $77.6 million per year electric rate increase which would raise the average residential customer’s bill by more than $90 per year. Among other components of the rate increase, the utility company is requesting a 70 percent increase in the monthly fixed charge paid by customers, which is the fee customers pay before they even turn on their lights.
AARP Oklahoma has recognized four legislative leaders who have significantly contributed to AARP’s mission of empowering people to choose how they age and live independently with dignity and purpose. The 2019 AARP Legislative Leadership awards were presented to State Sen. Kim David (R) of Porter, State Sen. Stephanie Bice (R) of Oklahoma City, State Rep. Harold Wright (R) of Weatherford and State Rep. Tammy West (R) of Bethany during the annual AARP Oklahoma Advocacy Day at the Oklahoma Capitol on March 14.
The Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), which provides electricity around Tulsa, McAlester and Lawton for about 550,000 households, is proposing an $88 million rate hike.
Oklahoma ranks among the worst in the nation on several measures of quality of care in nursing homes. This must stop! AARP Oklahoma has created the Nursing Home CARE Plan which is a series of bills that begin to correct the ways in which our state’s most frail and vulnerable are cared for:
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