Rep. Crawford announces upcoming office hours

State Rep. Kathy Crawford of Novi is inviting residents to join her during local office hours for the months of November and December. “Hearing and understanding what’s important to you is my top priority as a legislator,” Rep. Crawford said. “I encourage everyone with questions, thoughts and ideas to attend.” Rep. Crawford will meet with…

Rep. Crawford town hall draws nearly 50 residents

State Rep. Kathy Crawford of Novi hosted next to 50 community members for a town hall meeting this past week to discuss upcoming changes to the state’s car insurance system. Joining Rep. Crawford was special guest Speaker Pro Tempore Jason Wentworth of Clare, who serves as chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car…

Rep. Crawford hosts Michigan State Fair Scholarship winners at Capitol

State Rep. Kathy Crawford of Novi welcomed the 2019 Michigan State Fair Scholarship winners from across the state to the Capitol on Thursday. The Michigan State Fair promotes positive achievements in rural and urban agriculture, business and industry. This year’s winners have accomplishments in a variety of categories, such as animal/livestock, home arts, agriculture and urban/rural…

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…