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The Statehouse News Bureau was founded in 1980 to provide educational, comprehensive coverage of legislation, elections, issues and other activities surrounding the Statehouse to Ohio's public radio and television stations. To this day, the Bureau remains the only broadcast outlet dedicated to in-depth coverage of state government news and topics of statewide interest. The Bureau is funded througheTech Ohio, and is managed by ideastream

The reporters at the Bureau follow the concerns of the citizens and voters of Ohio, as well as the actions of the Governor, the Ohio General Assembly, the Ohio Supreme Court, and other elected officials. We strive to cover statehouse news, government issues, Ohio politics, and concerns of business, culture and the arts with balance and fairness, and work to present diverse voices and points of view from the Statehouse and throughout Ohio. 

The three award-winning journalists at the bureau have more than 60 combined years of radio and television experience. They can be heard on National Public Radio and are regular contributors to Morning EditionAll Things Considered and Marketplace

Every weekday, the Statehouse News Bureau produces in-depth news reports forOhio's public radio stations. Those stories are also available on this website, either on the front page or in our archives. Weekly, the Statehouse News Bureau produces a television show from our studios in the Statehouse. The State of Ohio is an unique blend of news, interviews, talk and analysis, and is broadcast on Ohio's public television stations

The Statehouse News Bureau also produces special programming throughout the year, including the Governor's annual State of the State address to the Ohio General Assembly and a five-part year-end review. 

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The state auditor is following up on a warning he sent to several cities in December, that they're still showing signs of financial stress. 

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The state budget office says if voters approve Issue 1 in November, it will cost local communities more money for a variety of reasons. 

When it comes to connecting people with a substance abuse disorder to care, the biggest challenge is sometimes removing barriers.

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The state auditor reviews Ohio's books and conducts efficiency audits of  thousands of units of state and local government. 

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A new poll shows Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine and Democratic candidate Rich Cordray are running neck-and-neck. 

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Opioid abuse is taking its toll on Ohio families, especially children who often find themselves being passed from one place to another with no stability.

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The Ohio State Coronor's Association has come out against state issue one on the fall ballot. The measure reduces sentences for some low-level drug crimes. 

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In the third and final gubernatorial debate of 2018 last night, the two major-party candidates sparred in Cleveland over health insurance for people with pre-existing conditions and other issues. 

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A two-term Democratic State Representative has resigned. 

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New campaign finance reports for September show this year's gubernatorial race will be the most expensive in Ohio history. 

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A man who says he was abused by the late former Ohio State University doctor Richard Strauss in the 1990s wants state lawmakers to get rid of the time limit to file legal claims of sexual abuse. 

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750 doctors say they're endorsing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Cordray. 

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Ohio receives more than 727 million dollars from the federal government each year to help the state's poorest families. 

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A government watchdog group’s report says once they’re on the bench, judges in Ohio fail to recuse themselves when hearing a case involving their campaign donors.

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The five statewide executive officeholders are term-limited this year.

A legislative aide in the Ohio House has resigned after sexual harassment complaints that were filed against him by two female co-workers. 

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Ohio Governor John Kasich talked about teaming up with community colleges to develop workers' high tech skills  as he opened the Midwestern Governors Association workforce summit Wednesday in Columbus. 

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Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray held the first of three planned gubernatorial debates on Wednesday in Dayton. 

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None of the 56 medical marijuana dispensaries planned for under the state’s new program are operating yet.

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The Ohio Department of Medicaid says it will continue to enforce a new rule requiring background checks of providers.

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Term-limited Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel filed paperwork that suggests he'll run for the 11th Congressional district seat. But that may not be the case. 

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Cordray says Ohio's public school system is in decline compared with others nationwide. 

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A dozen high-tech ideas for fighting the opioid crisis have each been awarded 200 thousand dollars from Ohio's Third Frontier fund. 

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Republican Ohio Attorney General and gubernatorial nominee Mike DeWine is opposing a November ballot issue aimed at reducing sentences for non-violent drug crimes, saying it would worsen the the state's opioid epidemic. 

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The latest fundraising numbers show Ohio's gubernatorial race could be the most expensive in state history. 

State officials say total tax collections for August exceeded projections. 

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Republican gubernatorial nominee Mike DeWine has unveiled his new education plan, which includes cutting the amount of state standardized testing.  

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President Trump headlined the Ohio Republican Party’s annual state dinner in August.

Republican Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor is concerned about a constitutional amendment on the fall ballot. 

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 Columbus City Schools were closed Wednesday because of continued high heat and humidity. 

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