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Democratic lawmakers on the House Civil Justice Committee, including Ranking Member Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron), Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus), Tuesday voted in opposition to an amendment to House Bill 286 that would allow for a change in jurisdiction for certain public corruption cases from the Franklin County Prosecutor to the defendant’s county of residence. 

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Wed, Jun 9, 2021

House Democratic lawmakers Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) today announced their resolution to expel former Republican Speaker Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) from the Ohio House has been numbered and assigned to the Rules and Reference Committee. The Democratic lawmakers urged immediate consideration of the resolution, numbered HR 70, saying the time for waiting is over.

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Tue, Jun 8, 2021

COLUMBUS—Today, State Reps. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) and Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) introduced legislation that would require human impact statements for future legislation that addresses the criminal justice system in Ohio. With this bill, any change to the criminal justice system, such as an increase in sentencing or criminal prohibition, would be required to undergo a thorough Legislative Service Commission (LSC) study to determine what areas of the population will be affected by the proposed changes to criminal justice laws.

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Tue, Jun 8, 2021

House Democratic lawmakers Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) held a Statehouse press conference today to announce a resolution to remove Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) from office and to discuss other Democratic legislation that would root out corruption and begin to restore integrity to the Ohio House. After Democrats announced the press conference Tuesday, House Republicans rushed to introduce an expulsion resolution of their own.

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Wed, May 26, 2021

COLUMBUS— State Rep. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) issued a statement today applauding the passage of House Bill (HB) 2, a long-held Democratic priority that would create the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Program, specifically designed to bring broadband access to unserved residential households in both rural and urban areas of the state. The bill funds $20 million in grants for this year. 

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Wed, May 5, 2021

State Reps. Jeff Crossman (D- Parma) and Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today issued statements on President Joe Biden’s visit to Ohio, where the president will speak on the anniversary and importance of the Affordable Care Act at The Ohio State University’s James Cancer Center.

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Tue, Mar 23, 2021

State Reps. Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today filed legislation that would require members of the General Assembly to reimburse the state for any and all compensation received between the time they were indicted for a felony involving public corruption and their conviction.  Under existing law, members convicted of a felony are disqualified from serving in the House or Senate. Similar legislation introduced in the 133rd GA was killed by the Republican House majority.

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Mon, Mar 15, 2021

House Democratic lawmakers Reps. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland), Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights), Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma), Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland), Phil Robinson (D-Solon), Michael Skindell (D-Lakewood), Kent Smith (D-Euclid), Monique Smith (D-Fairview Park), Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland), and Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland) issued the following statement as the Biden administration announced today that Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center has been chosen as a mass vaccination site, with the ability to administer 6,000 vaccine doses each day over eight weeks beginning March 17. 

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Fri, Mar 5, 2021

COLUMBUS—After a federal judge in Texas ruled the CDC eviction moratorium unconstitutional yesterday, the sponsors of House Bill 20, which would institute a statewide eviction and foreclosure moratorium for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, issued statements in response to the ruling:

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Fri, Feb 26, 2021

COLUMBUS— State Reps. Jeff Crossman (D- Parma) and Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) testified today in the House Insurance Committee on House Bill (HB) 125, known as the Pre-Existing Condition Protection Act, which would enshrine protections for people with pre-existing conditions into Ohio law.  This effort became necessary due to persistent efforts by Republicans to negate Affordable Care Act (ACA) protections through federal legislation and ongoing litigation. Reps. Crossman and Lightbody filed the legislation on Feb. 16, 2021.

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Wed, Feb 24, 2021