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Arkansas Candidates for Governor Discuss Retirement Savings, Caregiving

A video conversation with Asa Hutchinson and Jared Henderson

AARP asked candidates for Arkansas governor how they plan to help reverse the trend of under-saving for retirement, support tax credits for caregivers, and expand services that allow senior citizens to live independently in their homes.

QUESTION 1: 530,000 residents in our state don’t have a way to save for retirement at work. Knowing that employees are 15 times more likely to save merely by having access to payroll deduction, what can you commit to do to reverse the trend of under saving for retirement, above and beyond education efforts?

QUESTION 2:  Would you support providing a state income tax credit to family caregivers who use their own money to care for an older parent, spouse or other family member living with them?

QUESTION 3:  How will you [protect/expand] services and supports [that/to] allow [more] seniors to live independently in their homes and communities?