States should enact laws to protect the informed ability of residents to participate meaningfully and affect decision-making in common interest developments (CIDs).
Carbon taxes or cap-and-trade systems that would increase energy-related and other prices must include measures to compensate for regional differences in energy costs and to adequately protect cons
Motor fuel taxes should be indexed for inflation and increased as necessary to fund transportation infrastructure and services.
Excise taxes on individual commodities, such as tobacco or alcohol, should at least keep pace with inflation. One way to do this is by levying them on an ad valorem basis.
The following principles guide AARP’s efforts to further budgetary decisions that reflect the needs of all members of society.
Taxation is the primary way governments fund essential programs and services. The following principles support this goal while also ensuring equity in how revenues are raised.
Policymakers should mitigate the negative impacts of foreclosures on neighborhoods. Strategies should consider the needs of older adults.
State and local policymakers should encourage the construction of more housing units to ensure that people of all incomes and ability levels can afford to live in a community.
Policymakers should put in place zoning and incentives to promote the establishment of affordable manufactured home communities.
Policymakers should improve financing options for manufactured housing.