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…

Rep. Crawford plan to support vulnerable children approved by House

A bill introduced by state Rep. Kathy Crawford, of Novi, to better protect children by instituting sweeping changes within Michigan’s Child Protective Services was approved Thursday with overwhelming, bipartisan support by the Michigan House of Representatives. Crawford’s plan is part of a bipartisan package of bills in response to the Auditor General’s CPS performance audit…

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…