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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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Washington Report – Oct. 1, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: October 3, 2018


Congress passed the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6), the negotiated final bill between the House-passed measure and the Senate’s Opioid Crisis Response Act (S. 2680). The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act is a package of opioid-related legislation that provides significant resources to […]

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Karoub Report – September 2018

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


Now it is official. Michigan voters will not be able to vote a straight-ticket when they go to the polls in November; In a late move to take control of the paid sick leave and $12 minimum wage citizen initiated petitions, the House and Senate passed the measures with the intent of Republican leadership to […]

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Washington Report – Sept. 18, 2018

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


On Sept. 17, the Senate overwhelmingly passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act (S. 2680) by an 99-1 vote. This bill is a package of opioid-related legislation that provides federal, state and local resources to help combat opioids in our communities. The measure includes several NAPO-endorsed provisions that support state and local law enforcement; In a […]

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Washington Report – Sept. 6, 2018

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


NAPO is calling on all our member officers, their families and friends to join in boycotting all Nike products in response to the company’s selection of Colin Kaepernick for its “Just Do It” ad campaign. On Sept. 4, NAPO sent a letter to the Chairman, President and CEO of Nike, Inc., condemning this move in […]

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Karoub Report – August 2018

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


Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Schuette and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gretchen Whitmer have their lieutenant governor running mates. Schuette tapped former state representative and Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus Lyons and Whitmer named Garlin Gilchrist II of Detroit as her running mate; Schuette is calling for a minimum of three televised debates and Whitmer agreed; Gov. […]

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