House Democrats Push Bill to Expand and Strengthen Social Security

With the kick-off of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2019 and a Democratic-controlled House, legislation is introduced to expand Social Security, ensuring the promise of retirement security for more than 222,000 Rhode Islanders. It would also provide protections to disabled Rhode Island workers and families who have lost a breadwinner. Democratic Policy and Communications…

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Taking a Look at Raimondo’s Proposed FY 2020 Budget

Just days ago, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has released a $9.9 billion state budget.  With the release of this budget proposal the Rhode Island General Assembly will begin work to hammer out its plan before the 2020 fiscal year begins on July 1.  Raimondo’s released budget plan is $357 million, or 3.7 percent higher…

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Vincent Marzullo Takes the Helm of AARP Rhode Island

Today, West Warwick resident Vincent “Vin” Marzullo, takes the reins of AARP Rhode Island being appointed the nonprofit’s State President. “We are delighted that Vin has stepped into this key volunteer leadership position,” State Director Kathleen Connell said, in announcing the appointment. “His professional experience, his distinguished history as a community organizer and administrator, and…

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AARP Rhode Island to Host Legislative Reception on January 31

AARP Rhode Island gears up for the upcoming legislative session by hosting a legislative session with a State House reception where its members can meet with lawmakers and advocate for legislation that could improve the lives of older Rhode Islanders. According to AARP Rhode Island, staff and volunteers who are State House regulars will be…

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AARP Rhode Island Honors James “Jeff” Carney

James “Jeff” Carney, a resident of Saunderstown, was honored by AARP, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization for people age 50 and over, as its 2018 AARP Rhode Island Andrus Award for Community Service — the organization’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. Receiving AARP’s Most Prestigious Volunteer Award The award was…

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Cicilline Looks to Reestablish the House Select Committee on Aging

  Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)  is posed to reintroduce a House 160 resolution that he introduced on March 1, 2016, to reestablish the House Select Committee on Aging, hoping that the second time is the charm.  The resolution would bring back the House Permanent Select Committee on Aging, eliminated to reduce House operating over 26…

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We Celebrate Family Caregivers in November

President Donald J. Trump proclaims November as National Family Caregiver (NFC) Month to recognize the 44 million plus caregivers across the nation who tirelessly care for their family members across the nation.  In the Oct. 31 proclamation Trump said, “We recognize the challenges of caregiving and celebrate the joys of bringing support and comfort to…

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Seniors Key Voting Block in Midterms

With the dusts settling after yesterday’s midterm election, the GOP retained control of the Senate while the Democrats took the reins of the House, as the majority party. In a statement, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond said, “On behalf of our 38 million members, AARP congratulates the newly elected…

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