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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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6:03 am
Fri December 26, 2014

A Look Back At The Lame-Duck Legislative Session

2014 was a slow year for the state legislature, as lawmakers spent most of the year campaigning for re-election.

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9:37 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Kasich Believes Balanced Budget Amendment Will Go Far In Reducing National Debt

Credit kasichforohio.com

Ohio Governor John Kasich says his push to add a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution will help the country avoid a possible disaster in the long run. 

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6:39 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Bills The General Assembly Failed To Approve In 2014

Ohio lawmakers this year passed bills dealing with redistricting, budget revisions and red light cameras.

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7:02 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Consumers Rush To Use Up Medical Benefits In FSAs

At this time of year, some people rush to include charitable gifts on this year’s tax return – and others rush to the optometrist. 

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9:18 am
Mon December 22, 2014

2014 Year In Review: Big Bills That Finally Passed The Legislature

2014 was the year that several headline-making bills on the back burner for years finally made it through both chambers of the Ohio General Assembly. 

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6:02 am
Fri December 19, 2014

SUPCO Upholds Traffic Enforcement Cameras

Just as state lawmakers pass a bill that will likely end most traffic camera programs in Ohio, the state’s highest court has ruled cities have the authority to use them.

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5:58 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Kasich Vows To Crack Down On Bad Charter Schools

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says he plans to push against political adversaries during his second term, as he tries to enact restrictions on charter schools and reach a satisfactory compromise on renewable-energy mandates.

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5:54 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Police Training Working Group Holds First Meeting

Police officers and ministers joined mental health, probation and prosecutor's office representatives Thursday on a new panel to study possible updates to police training.

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5:50 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Looking Back On 2014 At The Ohio Supreme Court

The Republican-dominated Ohio Supreme Court took up several important cases this year, rendering opinions that surprised some observers.

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9:23 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Ohio Democratic Party Has A New Leader

Associated Press

The new chair of the Ohio Democratic Party is former Attorney General candidate, former State Auditor candidate and former Hamilton County Commissioner David Pepper. 

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6:27 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Lawmakers Hail New Bi-partisan Redistricting Plan

Ohio lawmakers have finally come to a bi-partisan agreement on redistricting that many are calling historic.

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9:30 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Fireworks Bill Makes Its Way Through Ohio Legislature

Ohioans can buy fireworks here but they must, under current law, take them out of state to detonate them. An Ohio Senate committee has passed a bill that would change that. 

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6:59 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Murder Charges Dismissed Against Kwame Ajamu

An Ohio man walked out of a courthouse relieved today after spending nearly 40 years of his life as a convicted felon for a murder that he, his brother and a friend did not commit. 

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10:37 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Redistricting Proposal Has Bipartisan Support Now But Will The Plan Change In The Future?

A bill that’s passed the Ohio House is providing some hope to people who have been critical of the process of drawing lines for legislative districts. 

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11:57 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Cleveland Agrees To Federal Monitor, Court Supervision Of Police

Eighteen months ago, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson vehemently rejected state claims that the city’s police department has “systemic” problems. 

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10:53 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Bill Would Make It Harder To Sue Doctors Who Admit Mistakes

Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill designed to make it harder to sue doctors who admit they’ve made a mistake. 

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8:17 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Police: Body of Missing OSU Football Player Found

Kosta Karageorge
ohiostatebuckeyes.com

After days of searching…the body of a missing Ohio State University football player has been found. 

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12:45 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Debate Over Kasich Administration’s Green Energy Report

The increased publicity of a green energy jobs report paid for by the state has sparked an argument over how forward the Kasich administration was in revealing its findings. 

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10:19 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Redistricting Bills Propose Big Changes In Line Drawing Process

A panel of state lawmakers and other constitutional experts has been working on a new redistricting plan

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12:37 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Bill Would Make Much Of Ohio’s Execution Process Secret

A new bill in the Ohio legislature would hide from the public information about pharmacists, doctors, drug companies and drug ingredients. 

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