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Washington Report – Oct. 16, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: October 18, 2017


Time is running out to register by Oct. 20 for NAPO’s Annual Fall Seminar: Navigating the New Union Environment and the new Supreme Court case to make all states “right to work”; NAPO and officers across the country gained another win when the House Judiciary Committee approved the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act […]

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Washington Report – Oct. 10, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: October 11, 2017


NAPO supported the reintroduction of a national collective bargaining bill in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to take up the Janus v. AFSCME case. NAPO is supporting the reintroduction of our Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act, which would extend basic collective bargaining rights to state and local public safety officers. Janus v. […]

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POLC Statement on SB 594 and 595

Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: October 6, 2017


The below was sent out on behalf of the POLC/GELC to all of the Senators in Lansing as our position on Senate Bills 594 and 595 which create an ability to establish private police forces.   A hearing was held on Thursday in which testimony only was taken and no vote or discussion was held.  We […]

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Washington Report – Oct. 2, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: October 3, 2017


The U.S. Supreme Court will take up the case Janus v. AFSCME, which will potentially have a big impact on public sector unions and employee associations (including NAPO members) in states which allow a “closed shop” collective bargaining unit. In Janus, an employee challenged the right of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal […]

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Karoub Report – September 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 20, 2017


A bipartisan coalition of 15 House members have put forth their auto insurance reform plan—the “Fair and Affordable No-Fault Reform Package”- and claim it will reduce auto insurance rates 20 to 30 percent without reducing benefits; Medical marijuana dispensaries still operating after Dec. 15, 2017 could have trouble getting licensed, according to the emergency rules […]

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Washington Report – Sept. 18, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 20, 2017


In a victory for NAPO, the House adopted by voice vote the amendment to provide $100 million in funding for the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program in the Fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations bill (H.R. 3354); NAPO’s requests for relief checks are starting to come in for the many officers in Texas, and now […]

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Retirement Statement

Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: September 18, 2017


The below is a statement released by MAPO who represents the POLC/GELC on the Governor’s Responsible Retirement Reform Task Force and other legislative concerns.   It is being released to media outlets as our official statement on the Task Force Report.   We stand ready to monitor what is going on in Lansing and will […]

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Washington Report – Sept. 11, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 12, 2017


NAPO members are encouraged to help fellow officers who have damaged or destroyed homes due to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey; In a victory for NAPO, the Senate passed the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act (S. 597), which would eliminate the expected family contribution (EFC) used to determine financial need in the case of […]

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Washington Report – Sept. 5, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 5, 2017


In a NAPO Victory, President Trump restored law enforcement access to surplus military equipment, repealing President Obama’s Executive Order 13688 and any policies and recommendations that were created pursuant to that Executive Order; NAPO has been participating in weekly off-the-record, information-sharing calls held by the White House covering a variety of topics. These calls present […]

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Karoub Report – August 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: August 23, 2017


The Senate is scheduled to return for the fall session Sept. 5 and the House on Sept. 6, 2017. Some topics expected to be addressed include: municipal pension reform, corrections reform, career technical training and streamlining the mental health system; Legislation that would phase out the sales tax on used car trade-ins was vetoed by […]

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