When the Virginia General Assembly returns to work on Wednesday, AARP volunteers will ask lawmakers for legislation to help workers save for retirement, require prescription drug price transparency, and overhaul oversight of the state’s long-term care facilities.
The following are issues that AARP Kansas staff and volunteers will be advocating for during the 2021 legislative session which begins on Monday, January 11, 2021.
In July 2015, I was waiting in the Oregon Governor’s ceremonial office with more than 50 other advocates. It was a beautiful day and hot even inside the massive stone capitol building with its stately staircases and wood-paneled walls. In breezed petite Oregon Governor Kate Brown with her chestnut bobbed haircut and the pearl necklace she frequently wears for special events. She sat at the ceremonial desk and signed legislation into law to create OregonSaves – the first-in-the-nation, state-based IRA program.
AARP Wisconsin is gathering stories from older residents about the challenges they face when it comes to affording retirement, paying high prescription drug costs, caregiving for loved ones and other issues.
Today is National Be Heard Day. Never heard of it before? I wouldn’t be surprised. It’s a relatively new holiday created to give small businesses a chance to be heard. While there are many ways small businesses and residents can celebrate this day, AARP Ohio is honoring it by raising our voices about the retirement crisis impacting small businesses and their employees.
RALEIGH -- With individual retirement savings being insufficient for millions of North Carolinians, in 2019, the General Assembly passed the Small Business Retirement Study -- a measure that will advise state lawmakers on the best way to establish retirement savings options that work best for small business owners and their employees.
BURLINGTON -- For his work to find easier ways for workers to save more of what they earn for retirement, Representative Stephen Ross was presented with an AARP “Super Saver” award at a special presentation made at a monthly meeting of the Triad Retirement Living Association.
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