2018

As the reforming of no-fault auto insurance continues to linger in the Legislature, some have now moved to repeal it in completely; The State House and Senate reached a compromise with Gov. Rick Snyder that will give Michiganders a tax break and speed-up elimination of costly driver responsibility fees. The current $4,000 personal tax exemption will increase to $4,900 per person by 2021. Gov. Snyder had proposed an increase in the exemption to $4,500 over three years; House Speaker Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt) wants to accelerate Gov. Snyder’s FY 2019 road funding proposal into this year’s budget; With the recent conviction of MSU Dr. Larry Nassar, members of the Progressive Women’s Caucus (PWC) will be introducing legislation in the coming weeks or month that will reflect its principles – prevention, protection and accountability – to address the problem of sexual assault on college campuses; Democrats in the Senate have introduced a 22-bill package of legislation they say is designed to prepare the best, attract the brightest and retain the finest Michigan educators. Click here for the February 2018 Karoub Report which highlights these and other legislative issues.

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. Many events will take place before the official dates of Police Week in 2018.

May 7 — Michigan

Monday, May 7: 25th 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.

  • 39th Annual Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service — 11:30 a.m. in front of the Memorial Fountain, 300 Indiana Ave., NW. The FOP Auxiliary will host a luncheon at DC FOP Lodge after service. 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..

May 13-19 — Washington D.C.

Tuesday, May 1: 24th 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 5: 27th 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 contact Tim Schaible at (443) 467-2021 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, May 7: 39th Annual Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service — 11:30 a.m. in front of the Memorial Fountain, 300 Indiana Ave., NW. The FOP Auxiliary will host a luncheon at DC FOP Lodge, 711 4th St. NW after service. 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..


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:
Police Officer
City of West St. Paul, MN
$27.29-$40.39 Hourly
$56,763.20 - $84,011.20 Annually

The City of West St. Paul is currently recruiting for Police Officers. West St. Paul is a diverse, first ring suburb located adjacent to Minnesota’s Capital City of Saint Paul. This position will perform responsible police work involving the protection and safety of the Community through the enforcement of laws and ordinances while developing a community relationship in such a manner that lives and property are protected and community livability is enhanced.

Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are fluent in Spanish or Sign Language, have a bachelor’s degree and previous experience in a law enforcement setting desirable.

TO APPLY: Submit City application at www.wspmn.gov. For more information, contact Human Resources at (651) 552-4121; 1616 Humboldt Ave., West St. Paul, MN 55118


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

 

The Republican-led Senate passed an expanded personal income tax credit that is likely being eliminated due to a quirk in the new federal tax reform law. Senate Bill 748 S-1 preserves Michigan’s $4,000 personal exemption on its income tax, but increases it to $5,000 by 2021- a $200 increase over the $4,800 exemption level of the SB 748 version; Able-bodied Medicaid recipients would have to work, go through job training or perform community service in order to keep their benefits under House Bill 5317; In the state’s first gubernatorial override in 16 years, the House and Senate pushed into law an accelerated sales tax phase out on used car trade-ins that Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed in July 2017; A Special House Task Force report found 42 areas where mental health services could be improved in the state; Charter schools would receive a share of “regional improvement” property taxes on a per-pupil basis that now go only to traditional schools if legislation (SB 574) approved by the House becomes law; and analysts for the House and Senate fiscal agencies are projecting continued slow and steady growth for Michigan economy through 2020, which means the state’s $10 billon General Fund isn’t likely to keep up with inflation over the next three years and the School Aid Fund, when adjusted for inflation, should remain smaller than it was 10 years ago. These and other legislative initiatives are featured in the January 2018 Karoub Report.

MAP union members and their families are encouraged to apply for The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund before the March 1 deadline.

Applicants must submit their fully completed, signed application by March 1, 2018. To qualify, candidates must be permanent State of Michigan residents and be a member of MAP or immediate relation to a member of MAP. Candidates must have completed a high school education, or its equivalent, on or prior to June 30, 2018 to be eligible.RaiderAwardsBarch 3783LR3

The mission of The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund is to assist members and their families who are motivated to improve society by enhancing their future careers through a college education. Carl Parsell Scholarships are awarded to deserving college bound students who desire assistance with their college tuition.

Carl Parsell Scholarships may be used to cover a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, and other required fees during the 2018-2019 school year. Scholars may use the award to attend any United States accredited university, college, community college, junior college, two or four year accredited degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a certification or license. Funds derived from The Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing determine the number of scholarships to be awarded annually. The maximum award available per student is $2,500.

Click on the Scholarship tab on the MAP website to apply and for more information. For questions, contact Julie Palmquist at the MAP office at (248) 509-7158 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.