AARP Massachusetts is urging Gov. Maura Healey to sign a long awaited $1 billion tax reform package. The legislation would help thousands of Massachusetts residents 65+. AARP has sent a letter to the governor backing the proposal. Both the Massachusetts House and Senate have passed the bill.
“This bill will go a long way towards supporting the Commonwealth’s older residents, their families and the Bay State’s 780,000 family caregivers.” Sandra Harris, AARP Massachusetts State President, stated in the letter.
The legislation includes several provisions AARP has advocated for over the past few years:
“These measures help lower and middle-income residents and their families to have increased health and financial security and facilitate their ability to age with dignity in their own home and community.” AARP State Director Mike Festa said in the letter.
The Governor has until Sunday, Oct. 8 to act on the bill. She could choose to amend and send back to lawmakers
Read the letter here
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