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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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Voters in seven central Ohio counties go to the polls today to choose who will serve the remaining term of retired Republican Congressman Pat Tiberi. 

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Ohio Governor John Kasich is using an unusual procedure that will allow a gun bill to become law without his signature. 

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Cordray says the state needs to repair its infrastructure, ensure statewide broadband access and invest in public transportation. 

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New technology made possible by the state is helping blind students at Columbus State Community College navigate the campus easier. 

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There are questions about whether Ohio voters will see a union-backed issue on the ballot this fall that, if passed, would put restrictions on clinics that provide kidney dialysis. 

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One of Governor John Kasich's top department heads has resigned. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

 

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During his appearance at the Ohio State Fair yesterday, Ohio Governor John Kasich blasted the Trump administration's trade war with China and the effect it is having on Ohio farmers.

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A new report shows low income Ohio children are not getting enough early intervention to be successful in school and life. 

A special election next month in a Republican leaning Central Ohio congressional district is being closely watched.

A convicted killer whose execution was delayed because of a juror’s letter won’t be put to death. 

There have been court challenges by rejected applicants, inspections issues and other problems in putting the state’s medical marijuana program into effect.

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Farmers are criticizing Ohio Governor John Kasich’s executive order to implement tougher regulations on farm fertilizer runoff.

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Democrats are calling on the state to release some of the 2.7 billion dollars in its Rainy Day Fund.  

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Ohioans will have a chance to learn new job skills through the state's public library system. 

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The Republican gubernatorial candidate says he's had a plan to keep Medicaid expansion in the state. 

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Thousands of union workers and retirees from around the country rallied at the Statehouse Thursday calling for a fix to the nation's pension crisis. 

The Libertarian Party of Ohio has officially regained "minor party" status in the state. 

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers are forecasting a smaller algae bloom in the western Lake Erie basin this summer than last. 

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The state has deposited more than 650 million dollars into its rainy day fund. 

For the first time, Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine is clearly stating he would keep Medicaid expansion in the state. 

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A new clinic on Columbus's north side is providing women's health services including medication that induces abortions. 

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The Ohio Board of Education has delayed until November a vote to change state school report cards. 

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The Ohio Senate has approved its version of a bill to overhaul the payday lending industry. 

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Ground was broken Monday on a state vehicle testing facility in East Liberty. 

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has named a new director for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. 

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Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates Mike DeWine and Rich Cordray have released plans for how to help children succeed. 

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Groups that want to put two constitutional amendments on the fall ballot submitted thousand of petition signatures to state officials this week. 

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After failing to qualify candidates for the state ballot in the last two election cycles, Libertarians have submitted more than 100 thousand petition signatures to put the party designation back on the ballot. 

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New puppy mill regulations will take effect in a few weeks, after Governor John Kasich signed a compromise bill into law last Friday.

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While many Ohioans are enjoying picnics, parades and fireworks, members of a group that wants to put a proposed ballot issue before voters this fall are working to meet the July 4thdeadline.

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