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AARP New Hampshire’s Advocacy Director delivered this testimony yesterday on SB 313, which creates the New Hampshire Granite Advantage program.
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Claira Monier appeared this morning before the House Finance Committee, testifying in support of HB 1696, the New Hampshire Health Protection Program. Here’s what she said:
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AARP Michigan testified in Senate Health Policy Committee March 17 in favor of Senate Bill 68, a bill to enable advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to provide health care to the full extent of their education and training.
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AARP Connecticut has submitted testimony to the General Assembly's Labor Committee in support of House Bill 5283, AN ACT CONCERNING EXPANSION OF FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE.  AARP supports the bill and efforts at both the state and federal level that increase paid leave and cover more workers for longer periods of time so that employees can both attend to their own health needs and care for loved ones.  H.B. 5283 expands the family members covered by the law so that an employee may use Family and Medical Leave to care for a parent-in-law, sibling, grandparent or grandchild.
AARP Connecticut has submitted testimony on legislation being considered by the Connecticut General Assembly's Energy and Technology Committee (H.B. 5413) that would direct the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to investigate the feasibility of modernizing telecommunications service in Connecticut.  AARP feels the legislation is unneccesary given PURA's ability to open a docket whenever it chooses.  If the Legislature moves forward with such legislation, we recommend that it include language that would require PURA to prepare and submit a report to the Legislature after gathering critical market information and conducting their investigation in a contested proceeding.  
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AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan testified at a recent hearing of the Connecticut General Assembly Legislative Program Review & Investigations Committee regarding the reemployment of older workers in Connecticut.  AARP volunteer Novlette Williams also shared her story with the Committee exemplifying the barriers faced by older workers.  Read Novlette's testimony here.  Read AARP testimony below or watch the hearing on CT-N (Ms. Williams testimony begins at 02:08:00, Ms. Duncan after 02:31:00): 
State House
We were back at the State House this afternoon, delivering testimony in support of annual adjustment to the personal needs allowance for Medicaid-eligible nursing home residents.  A personal needs allowance helps cover basic expenses such as personal hygiene supplies and phone calls.  Read the AARP Testimony 6-18-13
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The following testimony was delivered today in opposition to adding a photo identification requirement on SNAP cards:
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