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State Sen. Derek Slap Receives Award from AARP

State Sen. Derek Slap receives an award from AARP. Submitted photo

State Sen. Derek Slap of West Hartford, who represents the 5th District, was presented with the award by AARP on Wednesday.

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Members of the Connecticut AARP joined State Sen. Derek Slap (D-West Hartford) in the State Capitol Wednesday to give him their AARP “Utilities Champion Award” for his legislative work in 2018 opposing a bill that could have led to senior citizens paying more for basic landline phone service, losing access to free telephone directories, or possibly losing their landline service.

“Thanks to AARP for their partnership in helping to protect seniors from increasing utility costs,” Slap said. “Our important work must continue and that’s why I introduced a bill this year to combat age discrimination. Together we can make Connecticut more affordable and the economy fairer for older workers.”

Slap voted in committee against that 2018 bill, which ultimately failed to pass in the state legislature.

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