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U.S. intelligence has told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected; and Trump�s 'public charge' rule takes effect Monday.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - CA: Senior

The 2020 census begins April 1. (Census 2020)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Anyone can talk to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Thursday by calling into a "tele-town hall" meeting on two topics: the upcoming census and the Voter's Choice Act and its effects on the primary election. AARP California is hosting the call-in event, which start

The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program runs for the next ten weeks, until Apr. 15, 2020. (AARP)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- It's that dreaded time of year again -- tax time! But the good news is that the AARP Foundation's annual Tax-Aide program is now in full swing, ready to help people prepare right up until the April 15 deadline. Gary Jurovich, state coordinator for the AARP Foundation in Nor

A new report warns the U.S. will continue to see a shortage of caregivers as the population ages and families are smaller. It says by 2030, there will be only four potential family caregivers for every person over age 80, compared to seven in 2010. (AARP)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Unpaid family caregivers in California volunteer 4 billion hours of their time, and perform work valued at $63 billion each year, according to a recent report from AARP. The Golden State, with almost 40 million residents, has 4.7 million caregivers who help adult friends

Legislation passed in Sacramento this session includes bills to change the income threshold to allow more lower-income seniors to qualify for Medi-Cal. (liljoel/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This has been a banner year for making health care more accessible and affordable in California, according to consumer and health advocacy groups. The open enrollment period for CoveredCA, which started this week, was expanded significantly – so people can now sign

The State of California is working toward a more livable, walkable, age-friendly future. (AARP California)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – By 2030, California’s over-65 population will grow by four million – and a bill just signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom should help the state plan for this demographic shift. Assembly Bill 1118, from Assemblymember Blanca Rubio, instructs the state to sign onto AARP

The Federal Trade Commission estimates Americans pay at least $3.5 billion more per year for brand-name drugs because generic companies take money to hold back their inventions. (AARP)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Groups that advocate for seniors are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign a bill that is designed to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Assembly Bill 824 would deter drug companies from making so-called pay for delay deals in which generic companies agree to keep their pr

The City Heights Development Corporation in San Diego won AARP Community Challenge grants in 2018 and 2019. This park in El Cajon debuted last fall. (CHDC)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Four California communities will see some major improvements in the next few months – thanks to the 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant program. West Sacramento will use data to identify seniors most at risk of a house fire, then distribute smoke and carbon monoxide

Hector Chao has been an AARP Tax-Aide volunteer, helping Californians file their tax returns since 2004.(AARP)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The AARP Foundation is recruiting volunteers now for its highly successful and popular Tax-Aide program, which offers free tax-preparation services each spring. The program, now in its fifty-first year, has helped more than 68 million people file their taxes since its in

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