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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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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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Columbus is one several Ohio school districts with buildings lacking air conditioning.  

Ohio has been gaining jobs over the last few years, and its unemployment rate hit its lowest level in 17 years a few months ago.

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FirstEnergy Solutions blames the current energy market for deciding to close its Ohio coal plant within the next four years. 

State authorities continue to investigate an apparent mass accidental drug overdose involving guards, nurses and inmates at the Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe.

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State officials have unveiled a five-year plan aimed at helping students succeed after graduating from high school. 

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Republican Ohio Secretary of State and lieutenant governor candidate Jon Husted has announced the official title for the only statewide issue on the fall ballot.  

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The Ohio Ballot Board has agreed on the language for the only issue voters will see this fall - a resolution to a dispute over Issue 1.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich remains concerned about the future of Medicaid expansion after he leaves office in five months. 

More processing and testing facilities for Ohio’s medical marijuana program have been given provisional permits to proceed with their plans. 

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A new study from an environmental group shows traditional summer activities are threatened by climate change. 

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A state auditor's report on Ohio's Medicaid prescription drug business says there needs to be more transparency on what taxpayers are getting for their money. 

A report commissioned by three public school groups shows state funding for K-12 education hasn’t bridged the gap between rich and poor districts.  

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Cordray has unveiled a workforce development and job creation plan. 

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine has unveiled a workforce development plan focusing on public-private partnerships while shutting down what he says are regulations that hurt businesses. 

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Republican Troy Balderson declared victory over Democrat Danny O'Connor Tuesday night in Ohio's 12th Congressional district special election.

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