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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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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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