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Washington Report – March 21, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: March 22, 2017


NAPO is urging the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to support and sufficiently fund the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program and the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) Program in 2018; President Trump released his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018, which includes eliminating $700 million from Department of Justice “outdated programs that […]

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Karoub Report – March 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: March 22, 2017


Senate Republicans and economic development officials are pushing for tax breaks to attract large-scale business expansions; Gov. Rick Snyder’s 25-member education commission released its recommendations that call for free community college for everyone, merit-based scholarships for high school graduates who attend the state’s public universities and abolishing grade levels and advancing students only once they […]

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Karoub Report February 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: February 21, 2017


Gov. Rick Snyder expressed serious concerns about the House Tax Policy Committee approved rollback of the state income tax; he appointed a 20-member task force to tackle local government retirement benefit reforms; unemployment reforms have been proposed; and state revenues are up. These and many more topics are addressed in the February 2017 Karoub Report. […]

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Washington Report – Feb. 14, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: February 16, 2017


President Trump issues an Executive Order on preventing violence against law enforcement officers; there’s still time to register for NAPO’s Annual Pension & Benefits Seminar later this month; and NAPO supports the Line of Duty Act, Health Savings Act and Law Enforcement Equity Act. For more details and other NAPO News, click on the link […]

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UPCOMING TASK FORCE ON MUNICIPAL RETIREE BENEFITS

Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: February 7, 2017


To our members: Governor Snyder has assembled a task force to address what is referred to as “Responsible Retirement Reform Benefits.”  The task force will be comprised of various state and local officials, the private sector and employee representatives. The POLC will have a voice through our alliance with the Michigan Association of Police Organizations […]

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NAPO Opposes National Right to Work Legislation

Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: February 3, 2017


Many news outlets have trumpeted the introduction of new proposed federal legislation that would remove the ability of employee organizations and unions to have so-called “security agreements” in place, which require covered employees in the bargaining unit to join the union or organization. This is frequently known as a “closed shop” situation. Opponents of these […]

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Washington Report – Jan. 30, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: February 2, 2017


President Trump issued an Executive Order which would make sanctuary jurisdictions ineligible to receive federal grant funding, except in certain situations. Sanctuary policies in cities and jurisdictions across the country make it difficult for law enforcement to effectively protect the communities they serve from violent criminal aliens by forbiding local law enforcement from cooperating with federal […]

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Washington Report – Jan. 23, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: January 24, 2017


NAPO was invited to participate in President Donald Trump’s inauguration. NAPO’s invitation to the inaugural events shows that the new Administration knows who NAPO is and recognizes our support for President Trump and the pro-law enforcement policies he has promised to move under his Administration. For this and more legislative updates, click on the Jan. […]

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Karoub Report January 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: January 18, 2017


House Republicans started the 99th Legislature with a proposal that would roll back the state’s 4.25 percent state income tax to 3.9 percent in 2018 and eventually eliminate it all together; members of the Michigan Supreme Court have unanimously elected Justice Stephen Markman as its new chief justice; and with the appointment of former House […]

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Washington Report – Jan. 9, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: January 17, 2017


NAPO is already working hard in the new year promoting helpful law enforcement legislation by meeting about this year’s legislative priorities; providing a Legislative Scorecard for the 114th Congress; and participating in House and Senate staff meetings. They are also hosting their Annual Pension and Benefits Seminar in February. For more information, click on the […]

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