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 highlights federal aid helping Michigan’s aging residents during COVID-19

State receives $25 million from CARES Act Michigan has recently been awarded federal aid to help bolster state efforts in supporting residents aged 60 and over throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, state Rep. Kathy Crawford, of Novi, announced today. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services last week received nearly $25.3 million in grant funding…

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: Bipartisan agreement on K-12 education reached; concerns still linger

School days to be waived, hourly workers to be fully compensated State Rep. Kathy Crawford, of Novi, today announced the Legislature has reached a bipartisan agreement with the governor regarding education response in the wake of school closures brought on by coronavirus. The agreement closes all public and private school buildings for the remainder of…

Rep. Crawford: Governor should delay Michigan’s income tax filing deadline to July 15

Rep. Kathy Crawford of Novi today called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to move Michigan’s income tax filing deadline to July 15, a change that would mirror a recent federal government decision sparked by the coronavirus outbreak. “Michigan taxpayers will be confused and upset if we don’t have state and federal income tax filing deadlines that…

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…

Rep. Crawford announces upcoming office hours

State Rep. Kathy Crawford of Novi is inviting residents to join her during local office hours for the month of February. “Talking to my neighbors and listening to their concerns about state government continues to be one of the most important parts of my job,” Rep. Crawford said. “I am happy to continue hosting district…

Rep. Crawford’s plan protecting seniors from abuse clears Michigan House

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved state Rep. Kathy Crawford’s plan to better protect Michigan seniors from abuse. Crawford, of Novi, said over 70,000 older adults in Michigan have experienced some form of abuse, but suspects the number is actually much higher due to instances being underreported. Working as a professional in the field of…