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In a state whose legislative session is only 45 days, AARP stands ready to score some wins for state residents 50-plus when lawmakers meet beginning Jan. 23. AARP Utah’s legislative priorities for 2017 include retirement security, support for family caregivers and access to affordable health care.
Carol Spackman Moss
Democracy Day 2015 is set for Thursday, February 12, and AARP Utah is excited to partner with the Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Utah and invite the public to the Utah State Capitol for a morning of citizen action.  The event is free, but we ask you to  register here.
Citizens at the Utah State Capitol
If you have ever wanted to learn more about the political process, meet your legislators or tour the Utah State Capitol, register now for Democracy Day 2013, which will be held at the State Capitol Complex on Wednesday, January 30.  This year we'll have a discussion between Utah Republican Party Chair Thomas Wright and Utah Democratic Party Chair Jim Dabakis debating a new host of issues post-election.   Professor Chris Karpowitz from the BYU Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, the keynote speaker, will discuss the political landscape and changes ahead with our newly elected political leaders.
Capitol Interior
A new year means a new session for the Utah State Legislature, which convenes on January 28 and wraps up a short 45 days later on March 14. Despite such an abbreviated session, over 400 bills will be passed, with hundreds more considered by legislative committees but not enacted into law.
Large Crowd of People Cheering and Raising Their Fists
Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) is consistent in its requests for rate increases; they are filed nearly every year, with requested increases typically over ten percent. And once again this year, AARP Utah intervened in the case to represent residential ratepayers.
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