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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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Washington Report – May 22, 2018

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

NAPO thanks 2018 TOP COPS major sponsors; The House passed the Citizens Right to Know Act (H.R. 2152) by a vote of 221-197. The Citizens’ Right to Know Act addresses the lack of oversight of many pre-trial release programs by mandating that federally-funded pre-trial service agencies publicly report on program participants, including if they have […]

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NAPO Victory! House passes Protect & Serve Act

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 18, 2018

In a victory for NAPO and law enforcement officers across the country, the House overwhelmingly passed the Protect and Serve Act (H.R. 5698) by a vote of 382-35 on May 16th. The Protect and Serve Act provides for new criminal provisions for deliberate, targeted attacks on officers. This bill is critical, as there is a […]

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Karoub Report – April 2018

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

Able-bodied Medicaid recipients between the ages of 19 and 64 who are receiving Medicaid benefits will be required to work, receive job training or education, or a combination of the three, for an average of 29 hours per week under legislation (SB 897) that passed the Senate without any Democrat support; Senate Democrats have introduced […]

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Washington Report – April 9, 2018

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

NAPO supports the Opioid Overdose Reduction Act of 2018 (H.R. 4955). This bill would provide certain protections from civil liability with respect to the emergency administration of opioid overdose drugs; NAPO also pledged support for the Safer Streets Act of 2018 (H.R. 4767), which establishes a grant program under the Justice Department’s Office of Justice […]

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Washington Report – March 26, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 28, 2018

Less than 24 hours until the federal government was scheduled to shut down, Congress passed the final Fiscal 2018 omnibus to fund the government and NAPO got two priority legislative initiatives included in the omnibus bill: the Fix NICS Act and the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act, which eliminates the expected family contribution (EFC) used […]

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Washington Report – March 19

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 21, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new actions the Department of Justice (DOJ) will be taking to improve school safety and better enforce existing gun law. These new actions are based on the recommendations from national law enforcement representatives, including NAPO, offered at the roundtable discussion the Attorney General held on March 8. The measures include: […]

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Washington Report – March 12, 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 19, 2018

On March 8, NAPO Executive Director Bill Johnson attended a roundtable discussion with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other law enforcement representatives to discuss the best practices and policies for ensuring school safety. NAPO was one of only two rank-and-file organizations in attendance, all other participants (more than a dozen) representing management; NAPO, together with […]

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