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COLUMBUS – Today, State Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Paula Hicks-Hudson introduced the “Ohio False Claims Act” and a strengthened debarment statute that would require a ban of vendors who are caught committing fraud in their dealings with the State of Ohio.  The Ohio False Claim Act is modeled after a federal statute that has been successful in recovering millions of dollars every year at the federal level. Ohio is one of the few states in the country that does not have a state law modeled after the federal government’s “qui tam” law.  

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Thu, Jan 13, 2022

COLUMBUS –State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) renewed calls to pass House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 38 to encourage semiconductor production in the U.S. following reports that Ohio may be in the running to land a major semiconductor factory. HCR 38 urges Congress to address the shortage of semiconductors in the short-term and appropriate billions of dollars to encourage domestic production of these computer-chips.  

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Wed, Jan 12, 2022

COLUMBUS – Today, State Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Paula Hicks-Hudson announced at a press conference the introduction of an anti-corruption legislative package including the “Ohio False Claims Act” and a strengthened debarment statute that would require a ban of vendors who are caught committing fraud in their dealings with the State of Ohio.  The Ohio False Claim Act is modeled after a federal statute that has been successful in recovering millions of dollars every year at the federal level. Ohio is one of the few states in the country that does not have a state law modeled after the federal government’s “qui tam” law.  

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Thu, Dec 9, 2021

COLUMBUS —Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) today issued a statement as Republicans passed a partisan, four-year congressional district map that unduly favors GOP candidates 13-2. 

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Thu, Nov 18, 2021

COLUMBUS – Today, State Rep. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and State Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) introduced a House Resolution (HR) urging Congress to address the shortage of semiconductors in the short-term and create the proper atmosphere for a shift to domestic production for a long-term solution. The resolution will: 

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Tue, Nov 16, 2021

Today, State Representatives Jeffrey Crossman (D-Parma) and Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) filed legislation to strengthen the accountability over charter school operators. This is a re-filed version of the legislation first filed during the 133rd General Assembly as House Bill 549.

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Tue, Oct 26, 2021

Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) filed legislation today to address alleged hacking of the state’s unemployment system that has compromised personal information and resulted in thousands of dollars stolen from deserving recipients. The legislation would urge Gov. DeWine to activate the Ohio Cyber Reserve to investigate the multiple reports of hacking in the state’s unemployment compensation network. Thus far, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) has refused to acknowledge a hack and has instead referred to those incidents as “account takeovers.”

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Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Kent Smith (D-Euclid) today sent Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, along with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, a letter detailing their concerns with the continued promotion of FirstEnergy Corp. by the Cleveland Browns and the City of Cleveland.  

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Fri, Sep 17, 2021

COLUMBUS— Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today announced that they will soon introduce legislation to address the hacking in the state’s unemployment system that has compromised personal information and resulted in untold thousands of dollars stolen from deserving recipients. The legislation would urge Gov. DeWine to activate the Ohio Cyber Reserve to investigate reported hacking in the state’s unemployment compensation network. Thus far, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) has refused to acknowledge a hack and has instead referred to those incidents as “account takeovers.”

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Wed, Sep 8, 2021

Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) filed a complaint today with the office of the Ohio Inspector General initiating a formal investigation into the Governor and his staff regarding their involvement in the drafting and passage of the nuclear bailout bill that became House Bill 6 in the 133rd General Assembly.  This initiates the first non-criminal examination into the activities that occurred in the Governor’s office during the negotiation, drafting, and passage of HB6.

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Thu, Aug 26, 2021