Jeff Crossman

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder leaves the federal courthouse after an initial hearing following charges against him and four others alleging a $60 million bribery scheme Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio.
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Although Ohio House members removed former House Speaker Larry Householder from his leadership post amid a public corruption investigation, he remains an active member of the legislature. Now, some of his colleagues are pushing a bill that could make him pay restitution for his salary if he’s convicted of the bribery and racketeering charges levied against him.

Rep. Crossman speaks to striking UAW workers after a press conference at the Statehouse Rep. Crossman speaks to striking UAW workers after a press conference at the Statehouse on October 16, 2020.
Ohio House

Some Ohio House Democrats have introduced a bill that would allow their staffers to unionize. The move comes after furor over communication about a staffer testing positive for COVID-19.

Rep. Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) presents details on bill to include patient protections in Ohio law.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Democratic state lawmakers want to add the patient protections found in the Affordable Care Act into Ohio law to ensure coverage for pre-existing conditions and other "essential health benefits" no matter what happens to the federal law in court.

A plan is being introduced at the Ohio Statehouse that would not only help union workers in any future strikes, but could also benefit the General Motors workers in their current strike.