2017

Lawmakers are expected to have $292.2 million less in the General Fund to spend this year and on next year’s (FY) 2018 budget that starts Oct. 1, but $340.3 million more in the School Aid Fund (SAF) than expected; House Bill 466 would make it illegal to hold, talk or otherwise use a “portable electronic device” while driving, except for hands-free or voice-activated devices; the House has introduced legislation to ease gun registration and concealed carrying; the Senate passed legislation making Flint Michigan’s 11th Promise Zone to pool resources and use tax increment finances to help its students afford a college education; Gov. Rick Snyder signed a massive criminal justice reform package into law that supporters say will keep criminals from reoffending; and Geoffrey Fieger considers another run for Governor. These topics and more are highlighted in the May 18, 2017 Karoub Report.

The Detroit Tigers and Major League Baseball  with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund are hosting the 6th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

The Detroit Tigers and the Memorial Fund have teamed up to show their appreciation for the men and women of Michigan who serve as law enforcement officers, corrections officers, public safety and first responders. Public safety personnel, their friends, family and the general public are invited to the game between the Tigers and the Los Angeles Angels at 7:10 p.m.

Discounted Ticket Packages start at $30.00 and every ticket includes a limited edition Detroit Tigers Law Enforcement Challenge Coin and a $10.00 donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund:

Ticket package includes:

Upper Box Infield Ticket
Upper Reserved Infield
Mezzanine
Upper Grandstand

Click here for more information and to order tickets.

For groups of 15 or more please contact Betsy Bouillon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

State income taxes are not expected to be rolled back anytime soon; the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) is seeking changes to the state's marijuana law; a battle appears to be looming over whether a $2.5 million state appropriation to private schools is constitutional; high school graduation requirement changes are approved by House; and criminal justice reform bills are signed into law. These topics and more are highlighted in the April 2017 Karoub Report.

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Enjoy 18 holes of golf with refreshments on the course, lunch and steak dinner while benefitting local scholars at the 27th Annual Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Links of Novi.

Reservations are accepted on first-come first-serve basis. The cost for individuals is $110 or $440 for a foursome. Anyone wishing to sponsor a hole may do so for $250. The event includes over $4,000 in gifts and prizes. All donations are tax deductible.

Click here for more information and to print registration and sponsorship form, which are due by May 22, 2017.

The proceeds from the golf outing are used for the direct funding of the Michigan Association of Police (MAP), Michigan Association of Public Employees (MAPE), and Michigan Association of Fire Fighters (MAFF) Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund was established in honor of Carl Parsell, a pioneer of the law enforcement union movement. This year at least $7,500 will be awarded on behalf of the fund for continued education. Since the fund's establishment, over $100,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

Questions can be directed to the MAP/MAPE/MAFF office at (248) 509-7158.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, National Police Week. National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Listed below are the events planned at the national level in Washington D.C. as well as Michigan's Peace Officers' Candlelight Memorial Service, honoring those who died in the line of duty. National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day, May 15, 2017 falls on a Monday, however, some events will take place before the official dates of Police Week in 2017.

May 1 — Michigan

Monday, May 1: 24th Annual Michigan Peace Officers’ Candlelight Memorial Service — 7 p.m. east steps of Lansing State Capitol, 100 North Capitol Avenue. Contact Denise Scarbrough, Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors President at (877) 464-2677 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 14-20 — Washington D.C.

Tuesday, May 2: 23rd Annual Blue Mass — 12:10 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 619 Tenth Street, NW (10th & G Streets). Call (202) 347-2713 or visit www.saintpatrickdc.org

Saturday, May 6: 6th Annual Corrections Officers’ Wreath Laying Ceremony & Honor Guard Competition — 10 a.m.-noon at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Honoring Corrections Personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty. www.mwcog.org or call (202) 962-3200.

Monday, May 8: 38th Annual Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service — 11:30 a.m. in front of the Memorial Fountain, 300 Indiana Ave., NW. Those interested in volunteering or attending the service, email Patty Sucato at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thursday, May 11: National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) Legislative Seminar and Congressional Awards Luncheon — 9 a.m. Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW. Advanced registration required. Contact Elizabeth Loranger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (703) 549-0775.

Thursday, May 11-16: National Police Week Retail Center opens 9 a.m. 309 E Street (Corner of 4th of E Streets, NW) Fellowship Hall of First Trinity Church, one block from the Memorial. www.nleomf.org/programs/policeweek/

Friday, May 12: Police Unity Tour Arrival Ceremony — 2 p.m. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Call (973)443-0030, email Jimmy Waldron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.policeunitytour.com

  • 24th Annual NAPO TOP COPS Awards Banquet — 6:30 p.m. Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW. Advanced registration. Contact Elizabeth Loranger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (703) 549-0775.