AARP INDIANA CALLS FOR BUDGET TRANSPARENCY ON CARES ACT FUNDS

Posted on 08/27/20

INDIANAPOLIS – Today, AARP Indiana sent a letter to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and other state leaders calling for more transparency and explanation around funding the state received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

You can read the full letter here:

CARES Act

Along with the letter, AARP Indiana State Director Sarah Waddle issued the following statement:

“While this health crisis requires the Governor and his administration to act decisively to spend the billions of dollars that Congress has provided, transparency and accountability around how these funds are being spent must remain a priority. As we have seen from the release of long-term care data, the more information available to Hoosiers, the more we can do to ensure older Hoosiers’ safety.

“Whether it is the deaths and isolation among residents of long-term care facilities or the number of Hoosiers seeking access to rental, utility, and mortgage assistance, older Hoosiers and their families are being particularly hard-hit by both the health and financial impacts of this pandemic. It’s important that the additional supports older Hoosiers need to weather and survive this storm are included in further coronavirus relief decisions.”

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