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South Carolinians go to the polls this month to vote in primary elections for governor, lieutenant governor and other statewide offices. Do you know where the gubernatorial hopefuls stand on issues important to people 50 and older?
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An audit by the SC Office of Regulatory Staff released Friday, January 19, says that SCE&G would not be forced in bankruptcy if they discontinue charging customers for an abandoned nuclear project.
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HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES–Improve funding for key home and community- based long-term care programs that help seniors stay in their homes and remain independent. South Carolina ranked 4th in the nation for the most seniors 60 and older at risk of hunger.  Now we must fight for Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell’s request for $4.7 million so that older folks will not go hungry or miss their doctor’s appointments.
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SCE&G will accept the recommendation from the Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) and terminate its electric Weather Normalization Adjustment (eWNA) program on December 31, 2013; however, some January bills will include the eWNA because of cycle billing. The move comes after AARP intervened in SCE&G's 2012 rate hike questioning the effectiveness of the eWNA.
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The South Carolina Public Service Commission will hold a hearing regarding Duke Energy's request to raise your rates in Rock Hill on August 15 at York Technical College on S. Anderson Road.  The hearing is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m.
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OFFICIAL TESTIMONY BY TERESA ARNOLD, AARP SOUTH CAROLINA STATE DIRECTOR
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CHARLOTTE — AARP members from the Carolinas joined a chorus of protesters at the Duke Energy shareholders meeting who feel the company’s rate hike requests are excessive in today’s economy.
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