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Washington Report – Jan. 11, 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 14, 2019


On Dec. 21, President Trump signed the FIRST STEP Act into law. With the enactment of the FIRST STEP Act, NAPO remains concerned that the greatest benefits of the Act go to high-recidivism offenders – most notably, drug traffickers, the most serious of whom also receive reduced mandatory minimum sentences under the Act. If history […]

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Karoub Report – January 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 4, 2019


The GOP-controlled 99th Legislature adjourned after an oft-times contentious lame duck session that included passage of several controversial pieces of the legislation and an all-night session; Among the several bills Gov. Rick Snyder signed at the end of his administration was a $1.3 billion spending bill that includes $69 million for the Renew Michigan Fund […]

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Washington Report – Dec. 20, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: December 20, 2018


Facing the possibility of government shutdown on Dec. 21 and no agreement between Republicans and Democrats on funding President Trump’s request for the border wall, Congress is expected to pass another continuing resolution funding the federal government through Feb. 8, 2019. Congress has already passed five appropriations measures funding much of the federal government. The […]

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Washington Report – Dec. 3, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: December 4, 2018


Please take the time to nominate examples of outstanding police work for TOP COPS. Join us in honoring America’s Finest by nominating a case today. The nomination form below must be postmarked or faxed to (703) 684-0515 by Jan. 11, 2019; The Blue Alert Advisory Group, of which NAPO is a member, in conjunction with […]

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Washington Report – Nov. 9, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: November 9, 2018


On Nov, 7, Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at President Trump’s request. Matthew Whitaker, the Attorney General’s Chief of Staff, will take over as Acting Attorney General until the President nominates a permanent successor. In his almost two years in office, Attorney General Sessions has been a champion of law enforcement. NAPO enjoyed a close […]

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Karoub Special Election Report – Nov. 7, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: November 7, 2018


With the exception of Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Clement’s victory, it was a big night for Michigan Statewide elected Democrats Tuesday, Nov. 6. Democrats placed their respective candidates in the Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General positions in the midterm election. Voters also returned United States Senator Debbie Stabenow to Washington and flipped two […]

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Washington Report – Oct. 31, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: November 1, 2018


On Oct. 24, 2018, NAPO’s Director of Governmental Affairs, Andy Edmiston, was invited to the White House to witness President Trump sign into law the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6). The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act is a package of opioid-related legislation […]

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Karoub Report – October 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: October 22, 2018


Legislators have wrapped up session work and headed back home to hit the campaign trail until the 14 scheduled session days in lame duck; The House has unanimously approved a five-bill package of legislation (SB 425-429) that will allow people to register to vote online; With an attempt by the state to have some existing […]

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Washington Report – Oct. 16, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: October 17, 2018


A bill to reform the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) – the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2018 (H.R. 6933) – was introduced. This legislation would repeal the WEP, replacing it with a new Social Security benefit formula designed to more accurately account for years a public employee paid into Social Security versus the […]

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