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Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
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Lawmakers in Madison listen when AARP volunteers share their personal testimony.
Wisconsin small business owner Don Anderson
Don Anderson says a state-facilitated retirement savings option would help him keep his nine employees.
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AARP is urging lawmakers to create a retirement savings program for employees who don't have access to such plans through their jobs.
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The Credit for Caring bill, supported by AARP, would create a $500 tax credit to help cover certain costs family caregivers incur while assisting loved ones.
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As advocates for all Wisconsinites as we age, we prefer to look at the Joint Finance Committee’s decision to remove Medicaid expansion from the proposed 2019-21 budget as simply the first mile of a marathon. The race has started, but it's far, far from over.
Jan Thornberg testifying
We are inviting all AARP members and anyone else from the general public to join us at any or all of the state’s four state budget hearings this month in Janesville, Oak Creek, River Falls and Green Bay. At each of these hearings we will have an AARP Wisconsin volunteer advocate testify on a specific issue that we would like to see addressed in the state’s 2019-2021 state budget.
AARP WI staff with Gov. Evers
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has introduced his executive budget and AARP Wisconsin was delighted to see it included the acceptance of Medicaid Expansion, something we have advocated for over the last several budget sessions. AARP WI believes accepting Medicaid Expansion will provide coverage for more people, make Wisconsin healthier, and provide additional funding for the Medicaid programs that support health care for older adults, fund senior programs, and help older Wisconsinites age in their homes and their communities. On March 21, we hosted a tele town hall with Governor Evers so he could answer questions from our members about Medicaid Expansion and the programs it supports. We appreciate him joining us on this important issue.
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We often refer to family caregivers as Wisconsin’s unsung heroes, flying under the radar for little or no money while providing vital care that allows their loved ones to continue living in their homes and communities as long as possible.
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