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Gov Patrick Releases Fiscal 2015 Budget Proposal
In reaction to the release of Gov. Deval Patrick’s Fiscal Year 2015 state budget proposal, Michael E. Festa, state director of AARP Massachusetts — which serves more than 800,000 residents age 50 and older in the Commonwealth — issued the following statement today:
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At 101, Lester Kenner does not drive anymore, but he does his laundry and takes out the trash.
Tax
Earlier this year, Governor Deval Patrick released his proposal for the state’s 2014 budget. Of note, his plan to overhaul the Massachusetts tax system, which he estimates would raise roughly $1.95 billion in additional revenue for the state annually.
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Some good news from the State House: Governor Deval Patrick (D) recently signed Senate Bill No. 2359, An Act to Establish Standards for Long Term Care Insurance, into law – making Massachusetts the 42nd state in the nation to provide such consumer protections. More than 2,000 AARP members from the Bay State contacted Gov. Patrick (D) to urge him to make the law, which makes all of the National Association of Insurance (NAIC) model regulations a reality.
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At the State House: As the Fiscal Year 2013 state budget debate continues, AARP is urging lawmakers to protect services for older residents in need, including the nursing home bed hold, which saves a nursing home resident’s bed during a short-term leave of absence. The status of this important program has been dizzying: during the Fiscal Year 2012 state budget debate, it was cut, restored in a supplemental budget, vetoed by Gov. Deval Patrick, and then reinstated after legislators worked with the Administration to provide $6 million in funding.
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At the State House: As the Fiscal Year 2013 state budget debate continues, AARP is urging lawmakers to protect services for older residents in need, including the nursing home bed hold, which saves a nursing home resident’s bed during a short-term leave of absence. The status of this important program has been dizzying: during the Fiscal Year 2012 state budget debate, it was cut, restored in a supplemental budget, vetoed by Gov. Deval Patrick, and then reinstated after legislators worked with the Administration to provide $6 million in funding. 
home delivered meals
Governor's proposal would eliminate 240,000 meals
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The Massachusetts political climate always changes, but at the State House, one constant remains – the importance of the annual budget .
homecare
Less money for home- and community-based care
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