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Mirror/AARP Google Hangout on choosing an electric supplier

Join us for our third Google Hangout as we have a conversation about state laws intended to help people weigh the risks and benefits of choosing a third-party electric supplier versus staying with the standard offer provided by your local utility, Eversource or United Illuminating. Shop carefully. Some retailers are offering rates cheaper than the standard offer, but they charge enrollment fees that can quickly exceed the modest savings. Continue Reading →

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A divided CT House passes retirement security legislation

The Democratic majority in the House of Representatives outlasted a Republican filibuster early Tuesday to pass legislation that would create a quasi-public authority to offer private-sector workers a retirement savings program. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was non-committal on the bill, but says he favors a key provision: a mandated payroll deduction for retirement savings. Continue Reading →

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General Assembly’s shrinking agenda frustrates progressives

A prominent pollster gave House and Senate Democrats a private rundown on the mood of the Connecticut electorate Thursday. The news surprised no one. Voters are unhappy with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, and they see pretty much every issue paling in importance next to the state’s business climate. Continue Reading →

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VIDEO: How to ensure CT residents can ‘age in place’

Ensuring that seniors can “age in place” – that is, receive long-term care at home or in their community, rather than in a nursing home – is a major policy goal of Connecticut leaders. In a Google Hangout video, experts discuss efforts to achieve it by addressing transportation, housing, home health care and workforce issues. In one Connecticut town, the high school football team also played a role. The hangout was sponsored by AARP Connecticut. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers push back on pharmaceutical issue in TPP

WASHINGTON – As negotiators for a massive Pacific Rim trade pact meet in Maui for a final round of talks, Connecticut lawmakers are pressing for changes they say will keep the price of key medicines affordable for patients who need them overseas and in the United States. Continue Reading →

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VIDEO: The public and personal sides of at-home caregiving

Along with sponsor AARP, The Connecticut Mirror hosts its third Google Hangout of the 2015 Connecticut legislative session to discuss caregiving. Joining host and Mirror Health Care Reporter Arielle Levin Becker are Rep. Catherine Abercrombie (D), Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R), and Claudio W. Gualtieri, associate state director, advocacy, AARP Connecticut. Continue Reading →

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Google Hangout: Exploring the Family Medical and Leave Act

Along with sponsor AARP, The Connecticut Mirror hosts its second Google Hangout of the 2015 Connecticut legislative session to discuss the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Joining host and Mirror Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas is Catherine Bailey, the legal and public policy director of the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund, and Enzo Pastore, national policy expert, AARP, from Washington, D.C. Continue Reading →

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CT Mirror/AARP Google Hangout: Banning variable electric rates

Connecticut’s consumer counsel, the Senate co-chairman of the legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee, and the AARP’s director of advocacy explained their proposed ban on variable electric rates for residential customers in The Connecticut Mirror’s first Google Hangout of the 2015 session. Continue Reading →

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Video: Workplace Retirement: Mirror/AARP Google Hangout

Along with sponsor AARP, The Connecticut Mirror will host its third Google Hangout on Thursday morning with Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo to discuss workplace retirement and savings options. Joining host and Mirror Budget Reporter Keith Phaneuf will be Lembo and AARP National Senior Legislative Representative Sarah Mysiewicz Gill from Washington D.C. Topics covered will include private workplace retirement options available to employees, payroll deduction savings plan and unfunded liabilities. Continue Reading →

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