While many Pennsylvania children adjusted to a new school year and other Pennsylvanians looked forward to a long weekend to celebrate Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer, the week beginning on Monday, August 29 saw a number of interesting activities and events across Pennsylvania that highlighted issues of importance to older Pennsylvanians.
It may seem that Pennsylvania just finalized a state budget, but when that budget is nine months late it means the deadline for the next budget comes quickly. Lawmakers will spend the next four weeks attempting to finalize a state budget for 2016-17. Whether the Governor and the General Assembly can arrive at a compromise plan to meet the June 30 deadline is anyone’s guess.
AARP members from across Pennsylvania today called on state officials to provide additional support for the 1.6 million family members providing care to older adults at home at a state capitol rally in Harrisburg.
AARP Pennsylvania today testified at a hearing of the PA House of Representatives Consumer Affairs Committee to support HB 1417, that will protect landline telephone service for consumers in the state's rural communities by extending funding for the Universal Service Fund until the end of 2021.
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