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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 once again is a crucial swing state in this year’s presidential race. 

Ohio’s unemployment rate is down again. The rate was 7.3 percent in May from 7.4 percent in April. No one is disputing this is good news for Ohio.  But as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo ingles reports, there is a debate over who should get credit for it.

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says he's proud of what's been accomplished in the GOP-controlled legislature in the last few months. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports. 

The Ohio office of Budget and Management has released a report that says local governments and school districts could save millions of dollars by sharing services. 

Ohio legislators have approved another plan to crack down on scrap metal thieves.  Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has details.

Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports Ohio legislators are poised to give final approval on a compromise plan that would hold back third graders who haven't learned to read.

The Department of Aging is using when's commonly thought of as a 'young person's media' to chat about a problem facing seniors. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles talks to department head John Ratliffe about the upcoming Facebook chat.