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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 three-day, multi-agency, undercover human trafficking sting in central Ohio has resulted in the arrests of 104 people. 

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Otterbein University in Westerville will host CNN's  presentation of the fourth Democratic Presidential Primary debate.

The fight over Ohio's new nuclear bailout law has apparently hit at street level. A person gathering signatures to put the bailout on next year's ballot called police to report an assault.

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A new patient advocate is being appointed to Ohio's medical marijuana advisory board, after Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder fired Bob Bridges last week. 

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An advocate for patients in Ohio's Medical Marijuana Program says he thinks more needs to be done to serve patients. 

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Two Planned Parenthood offices in the Cincinnati area are closing their doors. 

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Ohio’s Secretary of State is in the process of removing more than 200,000 voter registrations thought to be improperly on the rolls.

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Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he supports some of Governor Mike DeWine's 17-point plan to curb gun violence. 

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A group that supports single-payer health care is highlighting a study that shows Ohioans are very worried about paying medical costs, and are taking dangerous steps because of it.

FirstEnergy Solutions, the owner of Ohio's two nuclear power plants, is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to stop a potential ballot issue to repeal the state’s new nuclear bailout law.

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The number of low-income people turning to food pantries for help is rising. 

Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

Kids are back in class all over Ohio, and this year’s incoming freshman have a new set of standards they’ll have to meet to graduate in four years.

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine wants to require warrants and protection orders for certain violent crimes be entered into criminal background systems. 

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The family behind the maker of one of the main drugs blamed for the nation’s opioid crisis has reportedly offered 12 billion dollars to settle a federal case in Cleveland. 

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The battle lines have been drawn for the fight over Ohio's new energy law. 

Late on Friday, Republican Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced he’d join a U. S. Supreme Court case on whether federal civil rights laws protect LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination – and that Ohio would be siding with the states that think they do not.

Ohio Public Radio

Advocates say three million Americans in 40 states could lose their SNAP or food stamp benefits because of a federal rule change in how eligibility is determined at the state level.

Ohio Public Radio

Voting rights activists recently said 4 thousand Ohioans  were wrongly on a list of 235 thousand registrations provided by counties set to be purged from the rolls next month. 

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled state employees may be fired while they're still in probationary periods. 

Ohio Public Radio

Former Democratic Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has announced plans to seek a seat next year on the Ohio Supreme Court. 

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Planned Parenthood says it will no longer provide birth control, HIV and STD testing and other health services with federal money known as Title X funds.

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Earlier this week, a State Medical Board of Ohio committee decided there wasn’t enough scientific proof that medical marijuana would help with anxiety and autism spectrum disorder. 

Ohio Public Radio

The refusal of pharmaceutical companies to sell the state lethal injection drugs has capital punishment at a virtual standstill. 

Karen Kasler

A six-month pilot program that sought to help low-income Ohioans get their suspended drivers’ licenses reinstated finished up last month.

Andy Chow

Attorney General Dave Yost is shutting off direct access to the state's facial recognition database of driver’s license photos for thousands of local law enforcement officers, after a review of how and who was using that database.

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Recent federal income tax reforms have eliminated itemized deductions Ohio lawmakers often used when they stayed overnight on business in Columbus.

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One of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s proposed gun law changes in the wake of the August 4 Dayton shooting is an idea that’s been talked about before, and has passed in 17 states – a way to remove guns from people who are thought to be dangerous to themselves or others.

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State senators are reintroducing a "Red Flag" bill with the support of Republican Senator Peggy Lehner, who says she's no longer satisfied with the status quo.

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President Trump was in Dayton earlier today, meeting with first responders and victims of Sunday’s mass shooting.

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In the wake of Sunday's mass shooting in Dayton, Ohioans for Gun Safety says now is the time for state lawmakers to pass tougher gun regulations.

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