The numbers don’t lie: seniors are the largest and most active voting demographic in the United States. These voters matched expectations for the 2010 midterm elections: those age 50+ provided nearly six of every 10 votes, and voters 65+ cast nearly a quarter of all ballots -- the highest percentage since 1994. How will that voting power extend to political power now that the election is over?
With the Bay State’s 60+ population expected to grow to 1.6 million in the next decade, newly elected politicians must recognize that the coming age wave will have a major impact on the commonwealth. Prior to the election, the candidates for governor weighed in on aging issues including:
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