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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’s largest online charter school is firing back against state officials who say they don’t have enough information to perform an attendance audit.

Anderson Family

The Cleveland police officers involved in the 2014 death of a woman in their custody, Tanisha Anderson, used excessive force.

Sara Marie Brenner

An Associated Press review of Republican operations in presidential battleground states finds there are fewer employees than the national party had planned.

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An African-American Warrensville Heights police officer was so upset by Tuesday's fatal police shooting of a black man in Louisiana she posted a video of herself reacting to it, saying we should all be "held accountable for our actions."

A new study by a charter school backer says Ohio students who moved to private schools under the state's EdChoice scholarship program tended to perform significantly worse on state reading and math tests compared with public school students.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is defending his weekend tweet that many say was anti-Semitic. 

cincinnati.com

Once again, a bill that would allow Ohioans to opt out of union representation for public sector jobs has been introduced at the Statehouse.

The state is joining a new effort to recognize and stop human trafficking ahead of the Republican National Convention.

Andy Chow Ohio Public Radio

Youth services advocates say there’s a big problem in the state - parents who are desperate to get expensive or hard-to-get support for their children end up giving the kids over to the state to get them the help they need.

chron.com

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck downa Texas law requiring doctors performing abortions  to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, and requiring abortion clinics to meet standards for ambulatory surgical centers.

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton brought her campaign to Cincinnati's Union Terminal today.

law.capital.edu

The man Ohio Governor John Kasich has appointed to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is getting mixed reviews.

A group of state lawmakers are backing a national campaign to bring back something they believe is lacking in politics: civility.

transportation.gov

The City of Columbus has won  a 50 million dollar grant to integrate innovative transportation technologies, including self-driving cars and smart sensors.

Karen Kasler

Ohio Governor John Kasich has vetoed a bill that would have required voters to post a cash bond if they want a court to order polling places to stay open late on Election Day. 

Andy Chow Ohio Public Radio

In responding to the shootinga in Orlando, Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio wanted to make clear where he stood on selling guns to suspected terrorists.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted plans to alert nearly two million people they aren’t registered to vote or that they need to update their voter information.

hillaryspeeches.com

In a speech Monday in Cleveland, presumptive Democaratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called for stricter gun regulations and laid out her approach to fighting terrorism while mourning the shooting deaths of 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida.  

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Funeral services are pending for former Republican Ohio Governor, former U.S. Senator and former Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich, who died Sunday at his home at the age of 79.

Medical marijuana has been legalized in Ohio, but signing the legislation is just the first step toward actually making it available.

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