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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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Since becoming Governor, John Kasich has been calling for different agencies to - as he puts it - move at the speed of business.

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Some Ohio lawmakers are pushing a bill they say would save consumers, and in particular women, 4 million dollars a year.

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Teachers unions are gearing up for a fight against a controversial provision in Governor John Kasich's state budget proposal requiring educators to shadow workers at local businesses in order to renew their licenses.

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In the last two legislative sessions, at least one Republican state lawmaker has introduced a bill changing the rules for union dues and membership for public employees.

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The Kaiser Family Foundation says more people died in Ohio from opioid overdoses in 2014 than in any other state.

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A newly introduced bill at the Statehouse seeks to put limits on the number of patients under the care of one registered nurse.

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A new report from a group representing 15 health insurers in Ohio says managed care is saving Medicaid millions of dollars.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich highlighted his new state budget proposal’s technology plans at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland on Monday.

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations says it wants investigators probing the recent vandalism at a Columbus area mosque to consider it a hate crime.

In the last seven years, the number of Ohio kids taken into custody by children services agencies rose by nearly 20 percent.

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The Ohio Attorney General's office is calling for schools to disclose what kind of drug education they're providing to K-12 students.

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The Ohio Parole Board has released its recommendation on whether Governor John Kasich should spare the life of a man who killed two people in back-to-back robberies in Parma almost exactly 25 years ago. 

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A Democratic state lawmaker is pushing to overhaul the voter registration system by allowing people to opt out of registering to vote rather than opting in.

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Republican and Democratic state lawmakers are proposing different bills regarding the creation of sanctuary cities, which shield undocumented immigrants from prosecution based on their status.

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There’s a bill in the legislature that would add the photos of food stamp recipients to their electronic benefit transfer or EBT cards.

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A Cleveland Clinic resident forced to return to Saudi Arabia from New York when the Trump administration's travel ban took effect has returned to Ohio. 

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The fight over how the state should deal with immigration issues has Statehouse Republicans and Democrats backing different bills.

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Human trafficking cases in Ohio rose  last year. 

Cincinnati and Columbus are the latest to adopt policies that stray away from enforcing immigration laws, essentially making them so-called sanctuary cities for immigrants and refugees.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has warned this will be a difficult budget process, but has also touted the progress Ohio has made under tax reforms he wants to continue in his two-year state budget proposal.

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