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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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11:30 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Prosecutors Put Out Their Own Report On Death Penalty Changes

Four prosecutors on a task force that reviewed the death penalty in Ohio have released a report objecting to some of the recommendations the task force put out two weeks ago. 

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11:10 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Ohio Reaction To Birth Control Law Ruling In Kansas

A federal appeals court says the state of Kansas may strip Planned Parenthood of federal planning money. A similar law has recently been put in place here in Ohio. 

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6:59 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Energy Standards Freeze

There's a new twist to one of the most controversial debates among lawmakers.

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12:30 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

E-Book Settlement Distributions Begin in Ohio

Ohioans who bought e-books between April 2010 and May 2012 may soon be seeing e-mails that could make them suspicious, but actually do mean they’re owed money. 

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12:22 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Dayton Flyers Sweet Sixteen Return Inspires Big Spending

The Dayton Flyers are headed to Memphis Thursday—and so are a bunch of excited University of Dayton fans. 

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11:42 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Ohio Department of Education “Hit List” Claim

A month ago, questions were raised about an alleged list of people at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources who were supposed to be treated as enemies. 

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1:44 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Vacant Lots Get A Green Makeover

Cities that have lost population are working on ways to turn vacant lots into gardens or parks, which officials say help revitalize neighborhoods and improve stormwater management

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12:27 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Researcher Believes Mahoning Earthquakes Likely Linked To Shale Drilling

A national expert believes fracking is behind a recent string of earthquakes in northeast Ohio. 

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7:27 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Activists Campaign Against Stand Your Ground With Mom Of Florida Victim

Activists have been pushing against a crop of new gun-related bills in Ohio, including one they call a “stand your ground” law. And they invited the mother of a Florida teenager killed in a high-profile shooting to lobby with them. 

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1:51 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Lawmaker Pushes Bill To Require Safe Storage Of Weapons

A bill to require gun owners to safely store their weapons is getting attention from gun control advocates this week. 

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7:16 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Calamity Day Bill Clears Conference Committee

State lawmakers have struck a compromise on what to do about missed school days around Ohio brought on by the season's extreme winter weather. 

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6:36 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

New Book Reimagines Movie Posters

An Ohio author is resurrecting the lost art of the movie poster by commissioning artists to reimagine classic films with a single image. 

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8:24 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Civil Rights Advocates Concerned About New Voting Directives

The Secretary of State has set new hours for voting in the November elections.

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1:10 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Small Businesses Sort Out Affordable Care Act Details

Small businesses around Ohio are struggling to sort out the details of the Affordable Care Act. 

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6:38 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Latest Gay Marriage Lawsuit Won’t Affect Plans To Put Issue On Fall Ballot

Earlier this week, a Northeast Ohio same-sex couple filed a federal lawsuit, saying they are being denied a family insurance plan on the federal health care exchange because of Ohio’s 2004 voter-approved ban on such unions.

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12:47 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Bill To Levy Hefty Fines For Entering High Water Areas

An Ohio House committee has passed a bill that would impose fines on Ohioans who ignore "high water" signs on the state's roads. 

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12:33 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Devo Founding Member Robert Casale Dies At 61

Bob Casale, the guitarist, keyboardist and backup vocalist for the Ohio-based new wave group Devo has died of heart failure. 

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1:08 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Ohio And U.S. Exports Have Record 2013

2013 was a record year for exports for Ohio and the nation.

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12:41 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Bar Association Argues For Reporter Contempt

The Akron Bar Association has filed a motion with the Ohio Supreme Court laying out the reasons the justices should find an Akron Beacon Journal reporter in contempt of court. 

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7:26 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Five Measures Target Ohio's Infant Mortality Rate

Columbus city officials have created a task force to help deal with the region's high infant mortality rate. Now, five bills designed to combat the problem statewide have been introduced in the legislature. 

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