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Washington Report – March 25, 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 3, 2019

NAPO President Mick McHale and Executive Director Bill Johnson met with Attorney General Bill Barr on March 21. McHale and Johnson discussed NAPO’s priority issues regarding the Department of Justice (DOJ) and praised the direction the Department is going under the Trump Administration, adding that they hope that the close relationship between the Department and […]

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Washington Report – March 8, 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 11, 2019

NAPO priority legislation, the Protect and Serve Act, was reintroduced by Representatives John Rutherford (R-FL) and Val Demings (D-FL) on Feb. 22. NAPO once again pledged our strong support for this legislation, which would provide for new criminal provisions for deliberate, targeted attacks on officers; Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Section 7(k) public […]

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Karoub Report – March 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 6, 2019

Gov. Whitmer budget funds roads, schools, provides targeted tax relief Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget calls for increasing the gas tax by 45 cents under a three-part phase-in starting Oct. 1, 2019 through Oct. 1, 2020. That would raise about $2.5 billion in new annual revenue for roads, which will be deposited into a new Fixing […]

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Washington Report – Feb. 22, 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: February 25, 2019

On February 13, NAPO Executive Director Bill Johnson joined Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE) in a press conference to announce the introduction of the LEOSA Reform Act (H.R. 1156). NAPO worked tirelessly with members of Congress to enact the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) in 2004 to rightly allow off-duty and retired police officers to […]

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Karoub Report – February 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: February 20, 2019

For the first time in 42 years the Michigan Legislature has rejected a Governor-issued executive order. The Republican-led Legislature passed HCR 1, rejecting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2019-2, which would have reorganized the Department of Environmental Quality and abolished three oversight panels created by the Legislature; The sale of a former state prison in […]

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Washington Report – Jan. 25, 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 28, 2019

NAPO pledged support for the nomination of William P. Barr for United States Attorney General; NAPO endorsed the Rehabilitation of Multiemployer Pensions Act (H.R. 397) to support our fellow workers in the private sector who are facing the nightmare of having their hard-earned pensions possibly taken from them. NAPO considers protecting and preserving public pension […]

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Karoub Report – Jan. 23, 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 24, 2019

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she will put forth “a real plan” to fix Michigan’s roads and other infrastructure in her March budget presentation, but under questioning by reporters gave no indication of how she would propose paying for the plan; The Senate’s first bill of the 100th Legislature is Senate Bill 1 to address the […]

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Washington Report – Jan. 11, 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 14, 2019

On Dec. 21, President Trump signed the FIRST STEP Act into law. With the enactment of the FIRST STEP Act, NAPO remains concerned that the greatest benefits of the Act go to high-recidivism offenders – most notably, drug traffickers, the most serious of whom also receive reduced mandatory minimum sentences under the Act. If history […]

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Karoub Report – January 2019

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 4, 2019

The GOP-controlled 99th Legislature adjourned after an oft-times contentious lame duck session that included passage of several controversial pieces of the legislation and an all-night session; Among the several bills Gov. Rick Snyder signed at the end of his administration was a $1.3 billion spending bill that includes $69 million for the Renew Michigan Fund […]

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Washington Report – Dec. 20, 2018

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

Facing the possibility of government shutdown on Dec. 21 and no agreement between Republicans and Democrats on funding President Trump’s request for the border wall, Congress is expected to pass another continuing resolution funding the federal government through Feb. 8, 2019. Congress has already passed five appropriations measures funding much of the federal government. The […]

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