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NAPO Victory! House passes Protect & Serve Act

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 18, 2018


In a victory for NAPO and law enforcement officers across the country, the House overwhelmingly passed the Protect and Serve Act (H.R. 5698) by a vote of 382-35 on May 16th. The Protect and Serve Act provides for new criminal provisions for deliberate, targeted attacks on officers. This bill is critical, as there is a […]

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Karoub Report – April 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 23, 2018


Able-bodied Medicaid recipients between the ages of 19 and 64 who are receiving Medicaid benefits will be required to work, receive job training or education, or a combination of the three, for an average of 29 hours per week under legislation (SB 897) that passed the Senate without any Democrat support; Senate Democrats have introduced […]

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Washington Report – April 9, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 10, 2018


NAPO supports the Opioid Overdose Reduction Act of 2018 (H.R. 4955). This bill would provide certain protections from civil liability with respect to the emergency administration of opioid overdose drugs; NAPO also pledged support for the Safer Streets Act of 2018 (H.R. 4767), which establishes a grant program under the Justice Department’s Office of Justice […]

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Washington Report – March 26, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 28, 2018


Less than 24 hours until the federal government was scheduled to shut down, Congress passed the final Fiscal 2018 omnibus to fund the government and NAPO got two priority legislative initiatives included in the omnibus bill: the Fix NICS Act and the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act, which eliminates the expected family contribution (EFC) used […]

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Washington Report – March 19

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 21, 2018


Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new actions the Department of Justice (DOJ) will be taking to improve school safety and better enforce existing gun law. These new actions are based on the recommendations from national law enforcement representatives, including NAPO, offered at the roundtable discussion the Attorney General held on March 8. The measures include: […]

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Washington Report – March 12, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 19, 2018


On March 8, NAPO Executive Director Bill Johnson attended a roundtable discussion with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other law enforcement representatives to discuss the best practices and policies for ensuring school safety. NAPO was one of only two rank-and-file organizations in attendance, all other participants (more than a dozen) representing management; NAPO, together with […]

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Karoub Report – March 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 14, 2018


As the school safety debate continues to heat up, state legislators and Gov. Rick Snyder are responding. Gov. Snyder  has advised Budget Director John Walsh to set aside some state money for school safety as his office does an “extensive review” of what other states are proposing on the issue; Sen. Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) says […]

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Karoub Report – February 2018

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


The House of Representatives and Senate reached a compromise with Gov. Rick Snyder that will give Michiganders a tax break and speed-up elimination of the costly driver responsibility fees. The current $4,000 personal tax exemption will increase to $4,900 per person by 2021. Gov. Snyder had proposed an increase in the exemption to $4,500 over […]

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Washington Report – Feb. 12, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: February 19, 2018


President Trump released his fiscal year 2019 budget request on Feb. 12. The budget proposal includes funding requests for NAPO’s priority grant programs within the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security (DOJ, DHS). In general, the budget proposal for DOJ focuses on reducing violent crime, fighting against the opioid crisis and enforcing immigration law and […]

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Washington Report – Feb. 7, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: February 8, 2018


With the U.S. Supreme Court scheduled to hear oral arguments for the Janus v. AFSCME case on Feb. 26, NAPO joined with several of our member organizations in filing an amicus curiae brief supporting the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the right of public sector unions to collect “fair share” […]

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