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Apr 21, 2015, 17:45 ET

AARP: Win for Caregivers as Senate Passes CARE Act; Assembly Expected to Take Up

Critical help for millions of family caregivers across New York took a giant step toward reality today when the State Senate unanimously passed the...

Apr 20, 2015, 15:36 ET
NYC's Upper West Side featured as one of the Most Livable Neighborhoods for 50

AARP: Upper West Side Is 2nd Most Livable Neighborhood In Nation For 50+; NYC Is 5th Most Livable Large City

New York City, and the Upper West Side in particular, are being recognized today by AARP as among the most livable places in the country to live...

Apr 20, 2015, 11:00 ET

Helping Family Caregivers a Top Priority: Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, AARP

 State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), joined by AARP and other advocates, announced today that together they have made it...

Apr 17, 2015, 16:54 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, AARP Team up to Announce Major Step for 4M Family Caregivers

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal joins AARP and other advocates for an announcement about the CARE Act, legislation aimed at helping New York's...

Apr 15, 2015, 17:49 ET

AARP NY Statement on Key Votes by Senators Schumer and Gillibrand on Medicare "Seniors' Amendment"

Last night the U.S. Senate voted on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (H.R. 2) that permanently replaces the...

Apr 08, 2015, 11:17 ET

As Tax Scammers Get Aggressive, AARP Warns Last-Minute Filers to be Vigilant

Last-minute tax filers rushing to send in their 2014 returns as the April 15 deadline approaches should be particularly vigilant against...

Apr 01, 2015, 16:31 ET

NYS Budget Adds $79.3 Million to Help Older NYers, Family Caregivers

 Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature provided a major increase in funding in the new state budget to help older New Yorkers and...

Mar 06, 2015, 12:48 ET

Long Islanders to Foot $4.4 M Bill for PSEG to Push for Residential Electric Rate Hike

Long Island's residential utility ratepayers – who already pay among the highest electric bills in the nation - are footing PSEG's $4.4...

Feb 26, 2015, 13:32 ET

AARP: NYC Baby Boomers Stuck Struggling to Save for Retirement

For many New Yorkers, retirement may seem like little more than a pipe dream, with half of Baby Boomers in the city lacking access to a way to save...

Feb 25, 2015, 11:10 ET

Groups Urge Legislators to Expand Home Care, Support Family Caregivers

 More New Yorkers would be able to stay in their own homes longer as they age, easing family caregivers' burden and likely saving taxpayers...

Feb 18, 2015, 13:16 ET
Average Retail Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers in New York

New York's Electric Rates Soar to 2nd Highest in Nation

About the only thing New York has in common with Hawaii this time of the year are some of the nation's highest electric rates. The Empire State has...

Feb 03, 2015, 14:03 ET

AARP Applauds Mayor de Blasio State of the City Housing Plan as Step in Right Direction

The cost of housing in New York City could drive away one of the city's biggest economic forces, warns AARP. On the heels of Mayor Bill de Blasio's...

Jan 30, 2015, 13:40 ET

AARP Warns PSEG-LIPA $216 Million Rate Hike Would Take Harsh Toll on 50+

With Long Islanders in the grips of dropping winter temperatures, gripes about high utility bills are no doubt rising. Factor in a PSEG-proposed...

Jan 27, 2015, 13:10 ET

AARP Lauds Cuomo Move to Protect Consumers in NY's Electric Marketplace

 AARP today applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo for ordering a review of New York's electric marketplace operator and for seeking...

Jan 21, 2015, 18:54 ET

AARP: Cuomo Budget Helps Family Caregivers, Addresses Affordability for 50+

 The following is a statement on Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2015-16 executive budget from Beth Finkel, State Director for AARP in New York...

Jan 15, 2015, 15:47 ET

AARP Commends Gov. Cuomo's Choice of Rev. Flake for PSC

 With Gov. Andrew Cuomo's nomination of Reverend Floyd Flake to the New York State Public Service Commission (the entity charged with...

Jan 09, 2015, 09:46 ET

Winter Heating Costs in New York Quickly Outpacing Rest of Nation

New York residents opening their heating bills aren't just imagining higher rates, a new AARP analysis confirms. According to the latest figures...

Jan 08, 2015, 15:59 ET

Consumer Groups Praise PSC Affordability Effort as "Major, Unprecedented Step"

"By opening a proceeding to review and standardize energy affordability programs, the Public Service Commission (PSC) is taking a major and...

Jan 07, 2015, 13:39 ET

AARP Legislative Goals: Retirement Security, Caregiving, Consumer Protection

The voting group responsible for electing New York's lawmakers – the 50+ - has a few key issues on their mind as the 2015 legislative session...

Dec 17, 2014, 09:41 ET

New York Pension Cuts? What's At Stake in Congress' Backroom Pension Deal

A little known amendment in Congress could hold vast and dire consequences for New Yorkers receiving pensions. The Kline-Miller amendment to the...