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Karoub Report – May 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 20, 2019


House Democrats are proposing a 40 percent cut in total auto insurance premiums paid by Michigan drivers. The legislation comes after House and Senate Republicans recently passed separate legislation to reform the state’s no-fault auto insurance and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer threatened to veto both bills; In an effort to bypass Gov, Whitmer’s promise to veto […]

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NAPO Victory! Congress passes permanent Bulletproof Vest Partnership reauthorization

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 16, 2019


In a victory for NAPO and the law enforcement community, Congress just passed the legislation (H.R. 2379) that permanently reauthorizes the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Grant Program at $30 million per year. The bill will be sent to the President May 16, 2019 to be signed into law. NAPO will never again have to come […]

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NAPO releases Legislative Priorities Booklet

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


NAPO’s Legislative Priorities Booklet for the 116th Congress (2019-2021) is now available! Please click on the link below. It is also available on NAPO’s website. This booklet is an in-depth look at the work NAPO has accomplished for our members over the years and the priority issues we continue to fight for in Congress today.

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Washington Report – April 29, 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 1, 2019


On April 17, the Department of Justice released two reports from the COPS Office required under the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act. NAPO worked closely with the COPS Office on the two reports: Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act: Report to Congress and Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Programs: Eleven Case […]

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Karoub Report – April 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 23, 2019


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she will not sign any Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 spending plan that doesn’t include road-funding after House and Senate Republicans ranked road funding third on their 2019 session priority list behind auto-insurance reform and the budget; According to House Judiciary Chair Representative Graham Filler (R-DeWitt), “…there is nothing in writing yet […]

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Washington Report – April 8, 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 9, 2019


On March 29, the COPS Office announced the latest Fiscal 2019 grant solicitations, which included funding opportunities for the newly established Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program. The LEMHWA program is a competitive solicitation, open to all public governmental agencies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, community groups, and faith-based […]

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Washington Report – March 25, 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 3, 2019


NAPO President Mick McHale and Executive Director Bill Johnson met with Attorney General Bill Barr on March 21. McHale and Johnson discussed NAPO’s priority issues regarding the Department of Justice (DOJ) and praised the direction the Department is going under the Trump Administration, adding that they hope that the close relationship between the Department and […]

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Washington Report – March 8, 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 11, 2019


NAPO priority legislation, the Protect and Serve Act, was reintroduced by Representatives John Rutherford (R-FL) and Val Demings (D-FL) on Feb. 22. NAPO once again pledged our strong support for this legislation, which would provide for new criminal provisions for deliberate, targeted attacks on officers; Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Section 7(k) public […]

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Karoub Report – March 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 6, 2019


Gov. Whitmer budget funds roads, schools, provides targeted tax relief Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget calls for increasing the gas tax by 45 cents under a three-part phase-in starting Oct. 1, 2019 through Oct. 1, 2020. That would raise about $2.5 billion in new annual revenue for roads, which will be deposited into a new Fixing […]

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Washington Report – Feb. 22, 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: February 25, 2019


On February 13, NAPO Executive Director Bill Johnson joined Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE) in a press conference to announce the introduction of the LEOSA Reform Act (H.R. 1156). NAPO worked tirelessly with members of Congress to enact the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) in 2004 to rightly allow off-duty and retired police officers to […]

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