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Washington Report – Oct. 29, 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 30, 2019


On Oct. 28, President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing a Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. The Commission will study issues related to law enforcement and the criminal justice system and make recommendations to the Attorney General on actions that can be taken to prevent, reduce, and control crime, increase respect […]

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Karoub Report – October 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 28, 2019


Republicans have introduced 47 supplemental budget bills in the House and Senate to bring back $256 million of the $947 million of the line-itemed vetoes that include private college grants, charter school funding increase payments to local governments and county road patrol money restoring spending Gov. Gretchen Whitmer eliminated with her vetoes; Court of Claims […]

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Washington Report – Sept. 30, 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 1, 2019


NAPO strongly opposes the Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act (H.R. 4408), which would ban the use of “chokeholds” specifically stating “the application of any pressure to the throat or windpipe which may prevent or hinder breathing or reduce intake of air” would be a civil rights violation. Police agencies across the country […]

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Karoub Report – September 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 24, 2019


The House GOP and Democrat leadership cut a deal to get the necessary votes on the Democratic side of the aisle to pass a $15.23 billion School Aid Fund (SAF) budget on a 91-18 vote. The Senate then passed the measure 21-16. It is expected that the Legislature will send Gov. Gretchen Whitmer the rest […]

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Washington Report – Sept. 16, 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 17, 2019


NAPO supports reintroducing Eric’s Law (S. 2264), which would require impaneling a new jury if a federal jury fails to unanimously recommend the death penalty. Under current law, the murder or attempted murder of a federal law enforcement officer is an aggravating factor in death penalty determinations in federal court. NAPO believes Eric’s Law is […]

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Karoub Report – August 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 20, 2019


Alleging that Attorney General Dana Nessel is trying to “usurp the lawmaking power of her office,” some members of the Michigan Legislature are asking to intervene in Enbridge’s lawsuit against her. A lawsuit was filed by Enbridge in June, seeking to enforce its Line 5 Tunnel agreement with the state; Nessel has filed suit against […]

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Washington Report – July 29, 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 30, 2019


President Donald Trump signed the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Reauthorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act into law on July 29. NAPO members and elected officers were on hand for the ceremony, and as 9/11 first responders, were invited by the President to join him […]

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Congress passes permanent reauthorization of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 24, 2019


In a major victory for NAPO and the 9/11 first responder community, the Senate passed the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Reauthorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (H.R. 1327) by a near unanimous vote of 97-2 on July 23. The House passed the bill on […]

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Karoub Report – July 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 24, 2019


Even though the Michigan Legislature is on recess, work continues on a road funding plan in an effort to find at least $2 billion to address the issue. House Republicans have moved a budget premised on the idea that the 6-cent sales tax stop being collected on gasoline and a penny-for-penny gas tax or excise […]

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