Crawford: Student safety top priority as schools eye fall return

$1.3 billion plan implements robust distance learning, safety measures State Rep. Kathy Crawford, of Novi, today supported a bicameral legislative package helping ensure the safety of all Michigan students as learning resumes in the fall. The House-Senate plan, announced this morning during a Capitol press conference, requires local school districts and health departments to work…

Legislators highlight emerging issues with governor’s failed nursing home policy, call for immediate changes

Medical lab facility, health care organizations, constituents detail flaws A group of House Republican legislators and local residents today detailed the failures of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s controversial policy that has forced contagious COVID-19-positive patients into Michigan nursing homes and demanded immediate changes. The coalition called for the Whitmer administration to release information about the decision…

Rep. Crawford welcomes local small business owners to highlight struggles amidst governor’s directives

COVID-19 select committee hears testimony from job providers across state           Small business owners from across Michigan trying to make ends meet offered testimony today before the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, outlining the hardships that were created and continue to exist because of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders and directives.             In…

Chair Crawford: Governor should not extend nursing home order

State Rep. Kathy Crawford, of Novi, today said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should not extend one of her directives that has forced nursing homes below 80-percent capacity to admit patients infected with COVID-19, jeopardizing the health of residents and caregivers at these facilities. Concerns over the governor’s COVID-19 protocols for Michigan’s nursing homes have grown in…

Rep. Crawford: House plan sets framework for Michigan to reopen safely, regionally

Road map weighs safe versus unsafe in establishing state’s ‘new normal’ State Rep. Kathy Crawford, of Novi, today said she supports a regional, safety-focused approach to restarting Michigan’s economy and re-establishing a semblance of normalcy in the COVID-19 era. House Republicans Monday unveiled a blueprint to help move the state toward a rolling restart –…

Rep. Crawford response to Superintendent of Novi Community Schools

State Rep. Kathy Crawford issued the following response after Steve Matthews, Superintendent of Novi Community Schools, sent a mass communication to parents saying lawmakers were unwilling to agree that school closure days should be forgiven: “Mr. Matthews’ statement misleading. I am actively advocating for an equitable solution for schools and students to avoid the need…