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Lansing update – bills passed

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: December 7, 2017


The Police Officers Labor Council, through its affiliation with MAPO and the Labor/Management Coalition of Michigan consisting of police, fire, rank and file and managers, worked together to maintain the pensions and retiree health care for all first responders throughout the state. The goal of the coalition was to “Protect the Protectors.” On December 7th, […]

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Washington Report – Dec. 4, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: December 4, 2017


In a victory for NAPO, the House passed the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (H.R. 2228) by voice vote on Nov. 28, moving one step closer to getting this bill signed into law. The Senate passed its version of the bill (S. 867) by unanimous consent back in May. The House made a […]

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Coalition statement regarding today’s introduced pension and O.P.E.B. bills

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: November 30, 2017


The labor/management coalition of Michigan police officers, fire fighters, police and fire chiefs, Sheriffs and Deputies, does not support Senate Bills 686 through 701 and the corresponding House Bills 5298 through 5313 as introduced today. While we had some agreement with leadership on conceptual issues, the bill language goes beyond those concepts, and the coalition […]

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Contact your legislators today to fight pension, health care reform bills

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: November 30, 2017


Bills on pension and health care reform are scheduled to be introduced on Thursday, November 30th. We need as many of us as possible calling and e-mailing your State Representative and Senator. We must curtail this legislation. Continue to monitor both the POLC at polc.org and Michigan Association of Police Organizations (MAPO) websites. You are […]

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Latest update: OPEB and pension bills

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: November 29, 2017


We are expecting bills to be introduced tomorrow (Thursday) regarding the Other Post Employment Benefit (OPEB) and pension reform debate. However: NO VOTE WILL BE TAKEN THIS WEEK. Ongoing communication has been occurring with the Police and Fire organizations and legislative leadership and the Governor. As part of our legislative engagement, we have been provided […]

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URGENT: Ask legislators to stick to Retirement Reform Task Force Report

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: November 27, 2017


It’s time to crank up phone calls and emails. Both the Michigan House and Michigan Senate will introduce “OPEB reform” bills simultaneously on Tuesday morning. These bills go beyond the Retirement Reform Task Force report. We don’t have bill numbers yet so our message is simple: “STICK TO THE TASK FORCE REPORT” The task force […]

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Call To Action

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: November 27, 2017


The pensions and retirement health care of police officers and fire fighters are under attack. We are calling all police officers, fire fighters, and retirees to ‘Protect Our Protectors’ Rally At The Capitol on Wednesday, November 29th beginning at 9 a.m. on the Capitol steps, located on the east side of the building. Dress for the […]

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Karoub Report – November 2017

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


Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Elizabeth Clement, his chief legal advisor, to the Michigan Supreme Court. Clement is the Governor’s fifth appointment during his seven years in office; A no-fault auto insurance reform bill falls 10 votes short of passage in the House as most Democrats and Oakland County Republicans were in opposition; A package of […]

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Washington Report – Nov. 20, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: November 19, 2017


The House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). There are several provisions in the House tax reform measure to cause NAPO some concern. The first is the partial elimination of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction. NAPO has joined the Americans Against Double Taxation (AADT) in opposition to the elimination or […]

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