Rep. Crawford says governor is playing games with lives of nursing home residents

State Rep. Kathy Crawford, chair of the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee, issued the following statement after the governor vetoed the Legislature’s plan to improve COVID safety measures for Michigan’s nursing home residents:   “The governor has shown time and time again that she cares more about her own optics than she does about…

Rep. Crawford: No-fault reform law bringing savings to Oakland County drivers July 1

After nearly 50 years of being forced to purchase what became the most expensive car insurance in the nation, Michigan drivers will finally be delivered the long-overdue rate relief they deserve after the state’s new no-fault law takes effect July 1, Rep. Kathy Crawford announced today. Crawford, of Novi, helped approve a major overhaul to…

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 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…