The pandemic has unleashed a wave of charlatans and hucksters who have endangered people’s lives and stolen their money.
With one in four workers now aged 55 and older, Connecticut lawmakers of both parties are rallying around a relatively modest bill aimed at age-discrimination.
In their push to make Connecticut a more attractive place to retire, have policymakers inadvertently worsened the inequality gap in a state already known for its extremes of income and wealth?
President Donald Trump wants to end a complex system of drug rebates to lower the cost of medicine, but health insurers say it won’t work.
To save money, the state proposes to implement an assets test for the popular Medicare Savings Program.
Rep. John Larson’s bill would boost Social Security benefits, and provide more generous cost-of-living increases.
Voters age 50 and older are evenly divided on their choices for governor of Connecticut, while strongly supportive of issues relating to retirement security, health care, paid family leave, and long-term care, according to an AARP-commissioned poll released Wednesday.
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.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday he would veto a heavily lobbied bill establishing a private-sector retirement program overseen by a quasi-public authority unless revisions are made in special session next week.
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.
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.
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.
The investment industry and Senate Republicans lined up Tuesday against a Democratic proposal to create a state-sponsored retirement savings program for the 600,000 private-sector workers in Connecticut who have no access to a payroll savings plan.
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.
The House of Representatives voted 144 to 1 Wednesday for final passage of legislation banning electric retailers from offering variable-rate contracts to residential customers. The governor intends to sign the bill.