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— For Immediate Release May 20, 2019 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-604-7085 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 Governor Inslee to Sign New Bill Providing Property Tax Relief to Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans EDITOR’S NOTE: Governor Jay Inslee is scheduled to sign Senate Bill 5160 on Tuesday, May 21 at 1:30pm. Olympia, WA – AARP applauds Governor Jay Inslee and the Washington State Legislature for the bi-partisan support and passage of Senate Bill 5160, expanding Washington’s senior property tax exemption and …

— BILL STATUS UPDATE: House Bill 1087 passed the House on Feb. 21 (see AARP Statement) on a vote of 63-33.  It passed the Senate on April 16 on a vote of 26-22 (see AARP Statement).  The House concurred with Senate amendments on April 23, clearing the way for Governor Inslee’s signature. For Immediate Release April 16, 2019 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-604-7085 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 Statement from AARP Advocacy Director Cathy MacCaul on Today’s Senate Passage of HB 1087, …

— BILL STATUS UPDATE: Senate Bill 5292 (see below) passed off the Senate floor unanimously on Feb. 28.  It passed the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on March 27, and was referred to the House Appropriations Committee.    AARP has announced the launch of “Stop Rx Greed,” a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Washingtonians and all Americans by advocating for a …

— BILL STATUS UPDATE: Senate Bill 5740 passed the Senate on Friday, March 8 with a bipartisan vote of 31-17. Click here for AARP statement on Senate passage.  It passed the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Business on April 2; passed the House Appropriations Committee on April 8; and is now heading to a House floor vote. For Immediate Release March 21, 2019 Contacts: Christina Clem / 206-604-9864 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 AARP, Small Businesses Urging Passage of Retirement Savings …

— BILL STATUS UPDATE: House Bill 1087 passed the House on Feb. 21 (see AARP Statement) on a vote of 63-33.  It passed the Senate on April 16 on a vote of 26-22 (see AARP Statement).  The House concurred with Senate amendments on April 23, clearing the way for Governor Inslee’s signature. For Immediate Release February 21, 2019 Statement from AARP State Director Doug Shadel on Today’s House  Passage of HB-1087, the “Long-Term Care Trust Act” Olympia, WA – Today’s bi-partisan …

— BILL STATUS UPDATE: House Bill 1087 passed the House on Feb. 21 (see AARP Statement) on a bipartisan vote of 63-33.  It passed the Senate on April 16 on a vote of 26-22.  The bill now moves to concurrence in the House and then on to Governor Inslee’s desk for signature. For Immediate Release February 20, 2019 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-604-7085 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 AARP Urges “Yes” Vote on HB-1087, the “Long-Term Care Trust Act” Statewide poll shows …

— For Immediate Release: February 12, 2019 Contact: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Seeking Your Valentine Online? Beware: More than one-third of Washington adults confirm first-hand accounts of relationship scams AARP Campaign Warns: ‘Protect your Heart and Your Money’ Washington State – As Valentine’s Day approaches and millions of Americans meet others on matchmaking websites, dating apps and social media, 37-percent of Washington residents polled in a new AARP survey reported that they, a family member or a friend have encountered attempted …

— BILL STATUS UPDATE: House Bill 1087 passed the House on Feb. 21 (see AARP Statement) on a vote of 63-33.  It passed the Senate on April 16 on a vote of 26-22 (see AARP Statement).  The House concurred with Senate amendments on April 23, clearing the way for Governor Inslee’s signature. For Immediate Release: February 6, 2019 Contacts: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Cathy MacCaul / 206-218-5915 Thousands of Petitions Delivered to Lawmakers in Olympia Today Urging Action on Long-Term Care …

— Do you want to learn more about the candidates for governor and U.S. senator, and where they stand on issues from state taxes and long-term care funding to Social Security? AARP Washington is a lead sponsor of three televised debates this month, hosted by the Washington State Debate Coalition, which was established by the Seattle CityClub. Attend the debates in person or watch them on broadcast TV or live streaming, thanks to the coalition’s 80 broadcast partners. AARP joins sponsors …

— September 21, 2016 Contact: Jason Erskine / 206-517-9345 Ready or Not? – AARP releases new survey showing Washingtonians in for a shock when it comes to retirement readiness Washington – It’s no news that many of us are not saving enough money these days, but a new statewide survey of Washington adults shows an alarming gap between what we think our financial futures hold and how prepared we are for the journey. According to the new AARP survey, “Ready or …