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Washington Report – April 9, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 12, 2021


NAPO met virtually with majority staff of the House Judiciary Committee and staff for Senator Judiciary Committee Chairman Richard Durbin (D-IL) to discuss our priority legislation to move during National Police Week. We discussed the need for legislation to increase penalties for the murder, attempted murder, or assault of federal, state, and local law enforcement […]

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Karoub Report – March 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 25, 2021


As a result of passage of the $1.9 trillion Federal relief bill, Michigan lawmakers are debating spending scenarios for COVID-19 Federal aid. Michigan is due to receive: $10.3 billion for state and local governments; $3.5 billion to help schools reopen safely or address lost learning; $34 million for the Head Start program; and 1.3 million […]

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Washington Report – March 18, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 19, 2021


President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan (Public Law 117-2), his $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package, on March 11. The aid package includes $362 billion in aid to state, local, and Tribal governments as well as U.S. territories to help address budget and revenue shortfalls caused by the pandemic and assist in covering […]

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New COVID-19 health order requires youth sports testing, boosts stadium capacity

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 19, 2021


With a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases over the past four weeks, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced a requirement for weekly coronavirus testing prior to youth sports practices and competition. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the measure was in response to rising high school athletics outbreaks. The testing requirements impact athletes […]

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COVID-19 vaccines open to 16 and up with medical conditions, disabilities March 22, all over 16 April 5

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 12, 2021


Mass vaccination site to open in Southeast Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials announced today the state is expanding vaccination eligibility for Michiganders ages 16 and older with disabilities or medical conditions that put them at high risk of negative COVID-19 outcome beginning Monday, March 22.  Two […]

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Washington Report – March 5, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 6, 2021


The House passed George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 1280) on March 4 by a party-line vote of 220-212. It is the exact same bill the House passed on June 25, 2020, which NAPO strongly opposed; The House passed the American Rescue Plan (H.R. 1319), President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid package, on February […]

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Washington Report – March 3, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 4, 2021


The House will vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (H.R. 1280) March 4. It is the exact same bill the House passed on June 25, 2020 – under a closed rule, meaning no amendments are allowed unless they unanimously supported. It is expected that it will pass the House with a party-line […]

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State expands gathering, capacity limits as COVID-19 cases plateau

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 2, 2021


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is expanding business capacities and increasing residential and non-residential gatherings as COVID-19 positive case numbers plateau in Michigan. Effective March 5 through April 19, indoor residential gatherings can increase to 15 people from three households or 50 outdoors. Non-residential gatherings increase to 25 indoors, allowing public […]

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Washington Report – Feb. 25, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: February 26, 2021


NAPO worked with Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE) to introduce the LEOSA Reform Act last Congress to address specific issues that well-qualified active and retired law enforcement officers are facing when exercising their right to protect themselves and others under the law. This bill would expand the areas qualified current or retired officers are allowed to […]

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Karoub Report – February 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: February 25, 2021


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is seeking a $28 million increase in state fees for services that state officials say have not been raised in many years. Officials say most of the 140 fees for state services are needed to help pay for the staff who deliver the services; Whitmer signed an executive order that temporarily suspends […]

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