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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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Ohio farmers say they're on board with the state's plans to slow agricultural runoff into Lake Erie, which Governor Mike DeWine has said is the biggest contributor to toxic algae blooms.  

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A new bill in the state legislature outlaws all abortions and subjects medical professionals who facilitate them to possible murder charges. 

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An embattled abortion clinic, the only one in Dayton, has received a license from the state to perform surgical abortions.

The state is starting the process that will eventually require thousands of Ohioans to work 20 hours a week or lose their Medicaid benefits, after getting permission from the federal government earlier this year.

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Phasing out the program that allows undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to temporarily stay is a major piece of President Trump's immigration policy.

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Ohio lawmakers are proposing a bill to crack down on human trafficking by going after those who recruit and force people into prostitution, and those who pay for it. 

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For the first time in several years, an Ohio Department of Transportation panel has voted to proceed with hundreds of millions of dollars in road construction projects.  

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The Ohio Senate has passed and sent to the Ohio House two controversial abortion bills.

On this election day, two Democratic state lawmakers announced they’re introducing a bill to make future general election days paid state holidays for all Ohio workers.

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Ohio House Republicans  have signed on to the "stand your ground" gun bill introduced last week. 

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The state is now taking applications from civilians with internet and high tech security skills to join a special unit in the Ohio National Guard.

Karen Kasler

Ohio’s 15 public colleges and universities will each have a full time counselor dedicated to helping students with disabilities.

This week brought a close to one chapter for Ohio's nuclear power plant bailout law, House Bill 6. But another could be starting. 

A conservative Republican lawmaker wants Ohio to become the 37th state to enact a so-called "stand your ground" bill. 

The group fighting Ohio's nuclear plant bailout law has argued in federal court they should get an extension of their petition drive to put a repeal on the ballot. 

A  home rule provision was added to the Ohio constitution by voters in 1912, and the struggles between local officials and state lawmakers have raged almost since the beginning.

Jo Ingles

An Ohio Senate committee is set to hear from opponents of a bill that would provide what’s being called “reversed abortions.”

Andy Chow

Petitioners are giving one last push into the drive that would put Ohio's nuclear power plant bailout law before voters.

Karen Kasler

Ohio’s attorney general says his office is disappointed in a reported settlement with five drugmakers and distributors in advance of a huge opioid trial - a trial he tried to delay.

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Otterbein University hosted the fourth Democratic Presidential Debate last night. 

Jo Ingles

When national political candidates come to a town, they attract a lot of attention.

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Several groups are using tonight's Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University in Westerville to get their own messages across. 

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An estimated 99 ,000 low income Ohioans who want birth control and reproductive health care services have fewer options now that Planned Parenthood nationwide has pulled out of the federal Title X program.

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A week from today, the group that wants to overturn Ohio’s nuclear power plant bailout law is required to submit nearly 266,000 valid petition signatures to halt that law and put it before voters next year.

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A new report shows climate change could eradicate two thirds of the bird species now prevalent in Ohio by the end of the century. 

Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase penalties for people convicted of cruelty to pets and other companion animals.

Two months and a day after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced he was working on a plan to address gun violence in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton, he unveiled a bill Monday he says lawmakers will approve. 

The U.S. Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United ruling a decade ago helped bring hundreds of millions of dollars into political campaigns without having to disclose the source or sources.

The Ohio Supreme Court struck down a Cleveland law requiring public works construction projects to hire city residents for 20 percent of the work, or the city could cut their contract price by 2.5 percent. 

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Ohio legislators passed a law in 2006 preventing local governments from passing any gun laws that are more restrictive than those enacted at the state level. 

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