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Police reform negotiations end when Democrats walk away

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 22, 2021


Bipartisan police reform negotiations appear to be dead as the lead Democrat negotiators, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Karen Bass (D-CA), walked away from negotiations with Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) on Sept. 21 after not being able to come to a final deal after months of negotiations. For more details, click on the Sept. […]

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Washington Report – Sept. 10, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 10, 2021


Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on our nation’s soil. On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 of our fellow citizens gave their lives in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. This includes the more than 400 federal, state, and local public safety officers who ran into harm’s […]

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Karoub Report – August 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 2, 2021


The 2020 census was finally released this month and shows Michigan’s population has grown by two percent in the last decade, but not enough to prevent the loss of a U.S. Congressional seat, dropping the number of seats from 14 to 13; A newly created Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission has begun the work of drawing […]

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Washington Report – Aug. 27, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 30, 2021


The Senate missed their self-imposed police reform legislation deadline. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) had given themselves until the Senate leaves for August recess to come to an agreement on police reform legislation, but when the Senate adjourned Aug. 11, Senators Scott and Booker had still not agreed on legislative language. Their […]

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Washington Report – Aug. 6, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 6, 2021


Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) continue to negotiate language to go with their agreed to framework for police reform. Staff from both sides have been passing proposals back and forth in hopes of having legislative language agreed to before the Senate adjourns for August recess, which could be as soon as next […]

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Karoub Report – July 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 2, 2021


Michigan’s longest serving United States Senator Carl Levin passed away on July 29th at the age of 87; Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed HB 4421, the $4.4 billion supplemental spending bill that appropriated the federal elementary and secondary school emergency relief (ESSER) funds to school districts. She also signed off on a historic K-12 budget, HB 4411, […]

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Washington Report – July 16, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 19, 2021


Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) continues to stand strong against elimination of qualified immunity for officers as part of any police reform agreement. Negotiators seemed to have agreed to some form of municipal liability instead but are meeting strong resistance from management organizations that have concerns with cities and departments being held liable for officers’ actions […]

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Karoub Report – July 2, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 6, 2021


The State of Michigan fully reopened from Covid-19 restrictions June 22. Indoor and outdoor settings can return to 100 percent capacity and patrons are no longer required by the State of Michigan to wear masks after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moved the state’s reopening up a few weeks. The original reopening date was July 1st; On […]

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Washington Report – July 1, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 1, 2021


On June 24, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Karen Bass (D-CA), the top negotiators on police reform, released a statement on the status of negotiations saying they have come to an agreement on “a framework addressing the major issues for bipartisan police reform”. The statement went on to say that […]

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Karoub Special Report – June 28, 2021

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 28, 2021


Karoub Associates issued a Special Report regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declaring a State of Emergency in Wayne County due to flooding and power outages and the State House of Representatives passing a record $16.7 billion K-12 spending plan. The Senate will consider the plan next. Please click on the link below to read the June […]

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