Rep. Crawford proposal would undo governor’s veto, restore funding for seniors

State Rep. Kathy Crawford has introduced a plan to restore funding vetoed by Gov. Whitmer for senior citizen program grants. Crawford, who chairs the Families, Children and Seniors Committee, said Michigan’s multipurpose senior citizen centers provide a variety of necessary services allowing older adults to thrive, including mental health services. There are more than 1,500…

House committee approves Crawford plans to protect children and seniors

The House Families, Children and Seniors Committee today approved two plans sponsored by state Rep. Kathy Crawford, who chairs the committee. The first measure would improve efficiency and effectiveness within Michigan’s Child Protective Services (CPS) was approved today by the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee. Crawford said her proposal is part of a package…

Rep. Crawford announces September office hours

State Rep. Kathy Crawford of Novi will host district office hours on Monday, Sept. 23 starting at 11 a.m. at the Walled Lake Public Library, 1499 East W. Maple Road in Walled Lake. “I’m always grateful for the opportunity to connect with the people in our community and hear their ideas regarding state government,” Rep….

Crawford plan allowing caseworkers to better serve children passes Senate committee

The Senate Families, Seniors and Veterans Committee today approved state Rep. Kathy Crawford’s plan to help foster care caseworkers better serve children. Children in foster care often have medical conditions that require special treatment or medication that caseworkers do not know about. Crawford, of Novi, said her reform will provide caseworkers with the information they…

Rep. Crawford hosts Walled Lake first responder for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Kathy Crawford of Novi hosted Walled Lake Police Officer Anthony Noble on Wednesday for the Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the State Capitol. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and military members who died in the line of duty during the past year.

Rep. Crawford: Gas tax a non-starter, but budget needs completing

State Rep. Kathy Crawford, of Novi, today urged a quick resolution to budget negotiations with a looming Oct. 1 constitutional deadline, stressing that schools, police and fire and other essential services are being held hostage by a wildly unpopular gas tax recommendation from the governor. This week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer criticized the Republican-led Michigan Legislature…

Rep. Crawford’s plan protects Michigan children from abuse and neglect

The House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee today discussed a plan introduced by state Rep. Kathy Crawford to help keep children safe from abuse and neglect. The Office of the Auditor General released a Children’s Protective Services (CPS) performance audit last fall that raised many concerns for a system that exists to ensure the safety…

Rep. Crawford announces June office hours

State Rep. Kathy Crawford of Novi will host district office hours on Monday, June 24 to meet with residents of southwest Oakland County. “With many important issues being discussed right now in Lansing, I want to hear your input and suggestions,” Rep. Crawford said. “Please stop by to discuss the historical reforms to auto insurance…

Rep. Crawford: Oakland County priorities reflected in House budget

State Rep. Kathy Crawford this week supported record funding for Oakland County road repairs and schools without a tax hike. “Hard-working taxpayers deserve to be respected and it is our commitment as legislators that we go above and beyond to prioritize their needs,” said Crawford, of Novi. “We have state resources to make smart decisions…

House approves Rep. Crawford’s plan to ensure safety of children being helped by caseworkers

The state House today unanimously approved a bipartisan plan introduced by Rep. Kathy Crawford to help child care organizations better serve Michigan families. Crawford’s plan would ensure the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other organizations working with DHHS have access to private information that will remain confidential in child welfare cases. Additionally,…

Rep. Crawford: Historic car insurance solution signed into law

Historic car insurance reform supported by Rep. Kathy Crawford was signed into state law today, lowering costs for all Michigan drivers. The reforms – approved by Crawford and the Legislature – give drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, combat fraudulent claims and reduces high costs of medical services for car accident victims. Many…

Rep. Crawford votes to give Oakland County drivers historic rate relief on car insurance

Legislator approves bipartisan no-fault solution State Rep. Kathy Crawford today approved a bipartisan plan to deliver significant car insurance rate relief for drivers across the state. The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for car accident…