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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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Karoub Special Election Report

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

Voter turnout set a modern day record with the number of voters who cast ballots in the  Aug. 7 Primary Election expected to top 2 million; For the next three months, Michigan voters will hear “Fix the Damn Roads” and “I have been endorsed by President Trump” as Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette […]

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Washington Report – Aug. 8, 2018

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

NAPO delegates at the Annual Convention approved five resolutions marking the Association’s legislative priorities for the next year. The resolutions concerned NAPO’s positions on mental health coverage for public safety officers, collective bargaining rights for first responders, protecting governmental pension plans, opposition to blanket prison reform policies, and resources for officers in the fight against […]

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Karoub Report – July 2018

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

Closing arguments have been held in a 24-day preliminary exam on whether Department of Human Services Director Nick Lyons had individual legal duty by statute or otherwise to notify the public about Flint’s Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks in 2014 and 2015; The paid sick leave and minimum wage increase ballot proposals have drawn the ire of […]

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Washington Report – July 2, 2018

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

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the Janus case (Janus v. AFSCME). In a 5-4 decision, authored by Associate Justice Samuel Alito, the Court overruled its 1977 decision in Abood v. Detroit, holding that: “The State’s extraction of agency fees from nonconsenting public-sector employees violates the First Amendment. Abood erred in concluding otherwise, […]

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Washington Report – June 18, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 26, 2018

On June 18, in a victory for NAPO, the President signed into law the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act (H.R. 3249 / S. 2703). Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), has brought together federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to target violent gang and gun crimes in our communities since its inception in 2001. […]

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Karoub Report – June 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 15, 2018

Michigan lawmakers just departed for summer break, but before they did they sent the 56.8 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2019 to Gov. Rick Snyder to dissect. The budget has record levels for education and transportation money, but with pointed concern from Democrats about “raiding” $900 million in K-12 money to bail out the stagnant […]

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Washington Report – June 4, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 6, 2018

The Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program issued final regulations regarding how the Program will handle 9/11-related cases and making some programmatic improvements and changes. NAPO joined other stakeholders in a meeting with PSOB leadership on June 1, to go over the changes made by the regulations; NAPO is opposed to H.R. 5682, the Formerly […]

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Karoub Report – May 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 24, 2018

The strictest drinking water rules for lead in the country are about complete, according to Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration. The plan would eventually result in the replacement of all 500,000 lead service pipes in Michigan—a move that is drawing opposition from municipalities and utilities; The Michigan House Regulatory Reform Committee may schedule a hearing this […]

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