Connecticut’s 2023 Legislative Session is a Priority

AARP Connecticut – advocating for people 50-plus in Connecticut and their families – works with lawmakers on important issues facing our state and urges all sides to create policies that make Connecticut a more affordable place to live, work, and retire.

By Nora Duncan

It is vital we seek solutions that keep more money in the pockets of our members and their families; address the massive price hikes in necessary utilities; and protect critical safety net programs residents depend on to maintain independence, choice, and control over how they live as they age.

Connecticut’s legislators and elected officials are already busy at the state capital addressing matters that affect all of us. Some of AARP Connecticut’s priorities for the 2023 legislative session include:

  • Reinforcing policies that provide nursing home residents a high standard of care, and encouraging accountability to taxpayers for the state Medicaid funding that supports the nursing home industry.
  • Strengthening existing protections that prevent financial exploitation and curb elder financial abuse.
  • Tackling the rising costs of utilities so all residents have access to fair and affordable services. 
  • Ensuring prescription medication prices are reasonable, justified, and support improved consumer access and affordability.
  • Addressing retirement tax programs to reduce the tax burden on older residents and help ensure they have the financial security needed for Connecticut to be where they age-in-place.

We will continue to work with legislators on both sides of the aisle to support legislation and issues that make our state a great place to live for people of all ages. We are advocates on issues like Social Security, caregiving, financial security, independent living, health care, utilities and internet access, age discrimination, prescription drug prices, and more. In addition to our advocacy work, we are committed to providing valuable information and resources through a wide variety of free educational, interactive, and fun events. Learn more about us at and explore all of our in-person and virtual offerings at Stay informed by signing up for our emails.

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Nora Duncan is the state director for AARP Connecticut.