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COLUMBUS — State Reps. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) and Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) today announced the introduction of a bill that would strike provisions in the Ohio Revised Code prohibiting collective bargaining for currently exempted General Assembly employees, including legislative staff.

 

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Thu, Jul 23, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Reps. Jeffrey Crossman (D-Parma) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) today reiterated their call for Ohio Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria to seek a federal waiver to cancel state assessments for the 2020-21 school year.

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Wed, Jul 15, 2020

COLUMBUS— State Representatives Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) and Jeffrey A. Crossman (D-Parma) announced plans on Tuesday to introduce a bill that would strike the provision in Ohio Revised Code that prohibits collective bargaining for currently exempted state employees, including legislative staff.  A co-sponsor request was sent to the entire House of Representatives on Monday. The deadline to sign on as a co-sponsor is Monday, July 20.

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Tue, Jul 14, 2020

State Representative Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) and Rep. Adam Holmes (R-Nashport) today introduced legislation that would allow prosecution of persons using unmanned drones to violate a person’s privacy. 

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Fri, Jun 26, 2020

COLUMBUS—While Ohioans were sleeping, House Democratic lawmakers were offering two amendments on the House floor late Thursday and early Friday that would have prohibited the sale, display, possession or distribution of Confederate memorabilia at county and independent fairs, following a similar rule instituted by the Ohio State Fair in 2015. The motions came during floor debate on House Bill 665, which made several other changes to laws on local and county fairs. The U.S. MarinesU.S. Navy and NASCAR recently announced similar bans on Confederate memorabilia. Republicans rejected the amendments largely along party lines, voting instead to protect the sale of the Confederate flag. 

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Fri, Jun 12, 2020

COLUMBUS – State Representatives Crossman (D-Parma), Holmes (R-Nashport) and Butler (R-Oakwood) unveiled legislation yesterday that addresses Ohio’s opioid crisis.

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Thu, Jun 11, 2020

COLUMBUS– State Representatives John Rogers (D-Mentor-On-The-Lake) and Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) yesterday gave sponsor testimony before the Ohio House Insurance Committee on House Bill (HB) 589, to create the Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Act. This legislation would require certain business interruption insurance coverage policies to cover losses due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Wed, Jun 10, 2020

COLUMBUS—Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) today issued a statement as the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 310, which would distribute $350 million in federal CARES Act funds to aid coronavirus response in Ohio communities. If the Governor signs the bill in its current form, the city of Parma would receive approximately $2.3 million in pandemic related funding. 

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Thu, Jun 4, 2020

COLUMBUS— Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) issued a statement today as Republican lawmakers voted to fast-track legislationthat does little to prepare the state’s Boards of Elections to safely conduct a presidential election amid the worst global pandemic in more than a century.

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Thu, Jun 4, 2020

COLUMBUS- State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) today introduced House Bill (HB) 686 to waive end-of-year state testing for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to the uncertainty for the upcoming school year, the bill requires the Ohio Department of Education to seek a federal waiver for testing requirements and hold districts harmless regarding the State Report Card.

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Mon, Jun 1, 2020