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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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8:37 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Annual Count Of Local Homeless To Be Conducted Tonight

The Community Shelter Board leads the eleventh annual "Point In Time" count of the homeless population in Columbus and Franklin County tonight. 

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6:34 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Ohio, Kentucky Form Plan To Fund New Brent Spence Bridge

Ohio Governor John Kasich (L) and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear
Credit cincinnati.com

The governors of Ohio and Kentucky have proposed a 50 percent discount on tolls for frequent users of the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River in Cincinnati in an effort to accelerate plans to replace the aging structure. 

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6:03 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Ohio Congressman Switches Stance On Abortion

Ohio Democratic congressman Tim Ryan has switched his position and now supports abortion rights. 

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5:57 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Legislative Republicans Unveil Agenda

Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate are pushing for colleges to cut tuition costs by 5 percent and creation of a prison where drug addicted inmates can get treatment.

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7:44 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Environmental Groups Voice Hope For Green Legislation

Environmental advocates are weighing in on what they’d like to see accomplished at the Statehouse this year.

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10:58 am
Wed January 28, 2015

More Abortion Legislation On The Way

Proposed new regulations on abortion could be among the first measures that lawmakers will see in the new session of the Ohio General Assembly. 

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10:40 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Ohio House Democrats Lay Out Priorities Ahead Of Budget Proposal

Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood), surrounded by fellow Democratic House members, discusses legislative priorities for the year inside the Ladies Gallery of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.
Bradley Parks

Facing an historically strong Republican majority -- Ohio House Democrats are sticking to their platforms and laying out their priorities for the coming General Assembly. 

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6:24 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Charter Schools Want More Public School Money

Charter school bakers are asking state lawmakers to support legislation they say will help make their schools more effective.

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6:50 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

DeWine Files Another Lawsuit Over Federal Healthcare Law

Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has again taken the lead in filing a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act.

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9:22 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Voting Centers Not Likely To Happen In Ohio Anytime Soon

When Ohioans go to vote in person on Election Day, they go to their local precinct polling stations. But in some states, voters go to larger centers that are designated by the counties. 

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6:34 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

How Hosting NHL All-Star Game Could Help Columbus Get 2016 DNC

Columbus is in the national spotlight this weekend as host of the NHL All-Star Game. The event is expected to bring more than 140,000 people to the downtown area. 

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7:13 am
Fri January 23, 2015

State Auditor Finds Disparity Between Reported And Actual Charter School Attendance

Auditor David Yost meets with reporters about his office's probe of charter school attendance
Credit Ohio Public Radio

Republican State Auditor David Yost says unannounced attendance checks at 30 charter schools shows 25 percent of them have significant cases of under-attendance.

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6:22 am
Thu January 22, 2015

"Secular Summit" Held At Statehouse

A group that advocates for a clear separation of church and state met at the Statehouse this week to train its members on how to be more involved in public policy.

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6:16 am
Thu January 22, 2015

DeWine Threatens Lawsuit Over ACA Fee

Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine sent a letter late last week to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Syliva Burwell saying he may file a lawsuit because a fee imposed by the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.

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9:30 am
Wed January 21, 2015

State Task Force On Police Holds First Meeting

A state task force on police-community relations held its first meeting last night in Cleveland. 

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9:24 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Marijuana Legalization Plan Is Based On Elements Of Ohio’s Alcohol Laws

One of the groups that want to put an issue on the ballot this fall to legal marijuana production and use in Ohio is giving more details about its plan. 

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10:11 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Winners Of State MLK Oratory Contest Showcased

For 15 years, Ohio kids have honored the memory of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior by competing in an annual oratory contest with a theme inspired by the slain civil rights leader. 

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6:37 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

CDC Designates MetroHealth As Ohio’s First Ebola Treatment Center

Credit cleveland.com

The Centers for Disease Control has designated Cuyahoga County's MetroHealth Hospital as an Ebola treatment center. 

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6:16 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Businesses, State Join Forces To Prevent Child Drug Use

Ohio's business community is teaming up with a state program aimed at preventing child drug use.

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6:12 am
Fri January 16, 2015

ODE: Cut Student Testing Time

The Ohio Department of Education has released a report recommending a cutback in the amount of time spent testing students each year.

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