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By Cathleen MacCaul, Advocacy Director, AARP Washington
When lawmakers arrived at the Virginia General Assembly on Opening Day, our team of volunteer advocates were right there sharing our legislative priorities with them. We are requesting passage of legislation that will permit advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to have full practice authority. AARP Virginia is also advocating for more than $2 million to fund the state Long-Term Care Ombudsman program, more funding for a state respite care program that assists family caregivers, and for legislation to protect older Virginians from financial exploitation.
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AARP Virginia state advocacy volunteers will be fighting for Virginians age 50+ at state budget hearings on January 7.
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Nearly four dozen AARP Wisconsin volunteer advocates will be meeting face to face with state legislators at the State Capitol this week to stress the importance of three critical issues – supporting family caregivers, helping workers save for retirement, and preserving telephone landlines across Wisconsin.
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COLUMBUS, OH – AT&T has returned to the Ohio Statehouse once again asking the state legislature to adopt a proposal that would have rural Ohioans lose their copper land line service, and also would deny them fiber optic cable service.
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Adult victims of neglect, physical or emotional abuse and financial exploitation will be better protected under provisions in the state budget adopted last night by the Ohio General Assembly.
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Mike Barnhart, who volunteers as state president for AARP Ohio, and Jane Taylor, who leads staff and volunteers as state director, are meeting today in Washington, D.C., with both of Ohio’s U.S. Senators – Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman – and Speaker of the House, U.S. Rep. John Boehner of West Chester, along with five other members of Congress representing Ohioans.
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The 2013 Florida Legislature failed to expand health care access for low income Floridians, including those age 50 and older.   Lawmakers also failed for a second year in a row to reform the assisted-living industry despite some scandals uncovered by the news media.
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