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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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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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Retiree Benefits in the New Year

Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: December 28, 2016

The fight in Lansing over retiree health care and pension reform is not over.  We must remain vigilant. On December 6th a meeting was held between all the unions, Committee Chairman Chattfield and Tom Leonard, newly elected Speaker of the House.  At this early morning meeting, all of the unions were informed together that the […]

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Karoub Report December 2016

Posted by: Jennifer Foley Posted date: December 20, 2016

Lawmakers left town in mid-December ending the lame duck session and bringing to a close the 98th Michigan Legislature. Several pieces of legislation are on their way to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk for his signature or potential veto. Others were left to die and be reintroduced next year. Please click on the December 2016 Karoub […]

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