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COVID-19 bills extend unemployment, provide lawsuit protection, address nursing home safety

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 14, 2020

The Michigan Legislature passed several COVID-19 related bills in the early morning hours of Oct. 14, which are expected to be signed into law by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Since the Michigan Supreme Court recently invalidated all COVID-19 executive orders issued by Gov. Whitmer since April 30, the legislature returned to session to address COVID-19 legislation. […]

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LEEP Award recipient recognized for excelling at police academy

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 14, 2020

By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Kayla Norgan was rewarded for her dedication and work ethic as a Wayne County Regional Police Training Academy (WCRPTA) graduate. She received a Law Enforcement Education Program Award (LEEP) and two academy scholarships. “She excelled at all aspects of the academy. She worked extremely hard,” said WCRPTA Director Anthony Mencotti. […]

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FBI, police arrest 13 in plot to kidnap Michigan Governor, overthrow government

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 8, 2020

By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with excerpts from news media Thirteen members of two militia groups were arrested during a raid by multiple law enforcement agencies for plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other state officials, overthrow the state government, and endanger law enforcement officers. Hundreds of law enforcement officers from agencies working […]

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Karoub Associates details impact of Supreme Court’s decision on Governor’s emergency powers

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 5, 2020

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Oct. 2 that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer violated her constitutional authority by continuing to declare states of emergency in response to COVID-19 without the approval of state lawmakers. The court ruled 4-3 that the 1945 Emergency Powers of the Governor Act is unconstitutional. The governor used that law to declare emergencies […]

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The Washington Report – Oct. 2, 2020

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 2, 2020

Just after midnight on Sept. 30, the President signed into law a continuing resolution that will fund the federal government and all its departments, agencies and programs through Dec. 11, 2020, averting a government shutdown. With that out of the way, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held last minute talks this […]

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Governor reopens movie theaters, performance and other venues

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 29, 2020

Executive Orders expand gathering limits, require face coverings for K-5 students Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer amended the MI Safe Start Executive Order to reopen movie theaters, performance and other venues across the state and increased gathering limits effective Oct. 9. She also issued an order requiring face coverings be worn by K-5 students in classrooms. […]

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Six POLC officers honored for heroic efforts to save lives in house fire, icy waters, gunfire

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 24, 2020

By Jennifer Gomori, with excerpts from news media and Facebook Three Battle Creek Police Officers and officers from Flushing Township, Mt. Morris and Wayne State University were honored with 2020 Outstanding Service Awards (OSA) by the Police Officers Labor Council (POLC). OSA recipients were recognized for their heroic efforts during awards ceremonies at each department. […]

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Karoub Report – September 2020

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 23, 2020

Local governments and school districts will be spared budget cutting in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 under a target agreement on spending parameters reached by legislative leaders and Budget Director Chris Kolb; State Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Diane Stephens has ruled ballots postmarked by Nov. 2 must be counted. Under the ruling, late-arriving mail-in ballots […]

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Washington Report – Sept. 18, 2020

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 18, 2020

In response to the senseless ambush attack on two Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs on Sept. 12, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) tried to bring the Thin Blue Line Act (S. 1508) up for a vote on the Senate floor. In a move called a live unanimous consent vote, Toomey called on his colleagues to join him […]

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