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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

Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) today sent correspondence to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Chair Jenifer French urging an independent investigation into First Energy’s alleged manipulation of the PUCO through its former chair Sam Randazzo. First Energy recently admitted that it had paid Randazzo to take actions on its behalf while he was serving for PUCO, the state’s utilities regulator. 

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Wed, Aug 25, 2021

Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) today sent a request for information to Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Matt Damschroder following witness testimony regarding the hacking of personal, online portal accounts, which allegedly allowed criminals to change bank routing information to redirect unemployment funds.

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Tue, Aug 17, 2021

State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) issued statements following Thursday’s announcement about an upcoming Unemployment Overpayment Waiver process by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services Director Matt Damschroder.

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Fri, Jul 9, 2021

COLUMBUS—Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) issued a statement Tuesday following the passage of the state budget, House Bill 110, which included the Fair School Funding Plan, an improved public school funding formula that better addresses the needs of Ohio students, teachers and communities, as well as $250 million for broadband development in underserved areas

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Tue, Jun 29, 2021

State Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) today issued a statement on the expulsion from the Ohio House of former Republican Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) for his alleged role in a $60 million public bribery and corruption scheme to pass and prevent a referendum on a billion-dollar corporate bailout in 2019.

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Wed, Jun 16, 2021

House Democratic lawmakers Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today testified before the House Rules and Reference Committee on their resolution to expel disgraced former Republican Speaker Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) from the Ohio House for his alleged role in a $60 million public bribery and corruption scheme to pass and prevent a referendum on a billion-dollar corporate bailout in 2019. 

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Thu, Jun 10, 2021