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Washington Report – Jan. 17, 2020

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: January 17, 2020


NAPO had a very successful year in 2019 moving legislative and policy priorities, including the enactment of two of the biggest priorities: the permanent reauthorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and the permanent repeal of the “Cadillac Tax”; NAPO priority legislation passed by the House or Senate in 2019 includes: Protecting America’s First […]

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Washington Report – Dec. 20, 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 20, 2019


In a significant victory for NAPO and our members, Congress repealed the “Cadillac Tax”, the 40 percent excise tax on employer-sponsored health plans, as part of the Fiscal 2020 appropriations agreement (H.R. 1865); In another victory for NAPO, the House passed the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act (H.R. 5377) by a vote […]

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Karoub Report – December 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 18, 2019


With lawmakers wrapping up their last session day of the year before heading home for the holidays, the House and Senate sent a 10-bill package of Internet and sports betting legislation to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer who is expected to sign them into law; The House and Senate have passed, and sent to Gov. Whitmer, a […]

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Washington Report – Dec. 9, 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 10, 2019


Please join NAPO for the 32nd Annual Police, Fire, EMS & Municipal Employee Pension & Benefits Seminar to be held at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 26-28, 2020. Participate in discussions on the pressing topics that are affecting your pension fund and benefits. Click on the Registration Brochure below for […]

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Washington Report – Nov. 20, 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 21, 2019


Get the early bird rate by registering by Dec. 1 for NAPO’S 32nd Annual Police, Fire, EMS & Municipal Employee Pension & Benefits Seminar to be held at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 26-28, 2020; NAPO’s President Mick McHale sits on the National Consortium on Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide, a […]

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Karoub Report – November 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 20, 2019


While lawmakers take their annual Thanksgiving/hunting break, the supplemental budget will remain unresolved. With the House and Senate not returning to session until Dec. 3, the fiscal impact on groups depending on the dollars Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed when she signed the FY 2020 budget are beginning to seriously feel the pinch; If legislation overturning […]

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Washington Report – Oct. 29, 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 30, 2019


On Oct. 28, President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing a Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. The Commission will study issues related to law enforcement and the criminal justice system and make recommendations to the Attorney General on actions that can be taken to prevent, reduce, and control crime, increase respect […]

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Karoub Report – October 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 28, 2019


Republicans have introduced 47 supplemental budget bills in the House and Senate to bring back $256 million of the $947 million of the line-itemed vetoes that include private college grants, charter school funding increase payments to local governments and county road patrol money restoring spending Gov. Gretchen Whitmer eliminated with her vetoes; Court of Claims […]

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Washington Report – Sept. 30, 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 1, 2019


NAPO strongly opposes the Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act (H.R. 4408), which would ban the use of “chokeholds” specifically stating “the application of any pressure to the throat or windpipe which may prevent or hinder breathing or reduce intake of air” would be a civil rights violation. Police agencies across the country […]

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Karoub Report – September 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 24, 2019


The House GOP and Democrat leadership cut a deal to get the necessary votes on the Democratic side of the aisle to pass a $15.23 billion School Aid Fund (SAF) budget on a 91-18 vote. The Senate then passed the measure 21-16. It is expected that the Legislature will send Gov. Gretchen Whitmer the rest […]

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