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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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News
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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News
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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News
9:47 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Board Considers Major Rule Change For Music, Art, Other School Positions

The Ohio Board of Education meets at the Greater Columbus Convention Center
Andy Chow

A pending vote from the state’s top education leaders could have major ramifications on local schools. 

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News
6:40 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Political Scientists Say Good News Lies Ahead For Ohio Democrats

Ohio Democrats haven’t had too much to cheer about this week after staggering losses at the polls Tuesday. 

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11:52 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Treasurer’s Race Wasn't As Close As Expected

Josh Mandel won another term as Ohio Treasurer
Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Treasurer’s race is one that Democrats were thought to have a chance of winning last night. 

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News
7:45 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Republicans Look To Capitalize On Election Night Momentum, While Democrats Deal With Shakeups

Gov. Kasich speaks to supports after winning a second term
Ohio Public Radio

It was a big night for Republicans as the party swept all the statewide races and brings momentum into Gov. John Kasich’s second term. While the Democrats now find themselves in a big state of unrest. 

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News
7:09 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Major Political Parties Launch Final Get Out The Vote Push

In the final days before the election, the two major political parties are making a last-ditch push to get their supporters to vote.

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News
12:48 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

FDA Fast Tracks A New Ebola Test

FilmArray machine
Credit epequip.com

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has fast-tracked a test for Ebola that could shorten the time for results to less than an hour. 

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News
10:12 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Lawmaker Goes to Extreme Lengths To Protest “Political Lies” Ruling

A federal court ruling has politicians arguing over the issue of campaign lies. Some believe the false statements law threatens the freedom of speech. 

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News
6:27 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Record Number Of Fraudulent State Tax Returns Found

Ohio tax officials say they've intercepted a record amount of money  in fraudulent state income tax filings - 18 times more than the average discovered in other years.

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10:52 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Fear Of Ebola Sends Ohioans To Hospitals; State Promotes Awareness

As the Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa and reports  a second health care worker in Dallas has tested positive for the disease have emerged-- fear among Ohioans seems to be mounting. 

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News
10:49 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Kasich’s New Ad Targets Undecided Women

A new political ad for Ohio Governor John Kasich is meant to attract women voters. 

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10:45 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Lawmakers Hear From Anti-Common Core Teachers, Supporters Stress Misinformation Involved

An Ohio House committee held a rare evening hearing on the Common Core education standards.

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12:28 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Many Statewide Campaign Ads Focus On Candidates Rather Than Specific Issues

Ohio voters are being bombarded by campaign commercials. 

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6:34 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Ohio Immunizations Among Lowest In The Country

With the recent breakout of measles and mumps, medical groups in Ohio are ramping up efforts to encourage immunizations.

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10:16 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Students And Teachers Dealing With “Third Grade Reading Guarantee” Tests

Ohio Third grade students are taking the first round of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee test this week.

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9:23 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Think Tank, OEA Launch Website Detailing Charter School Stats

A progressive-leaning think tank and the state’s largest teachers union have launched a new website that lays out performance and financial reviews of charter schools.

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Sports
8:19 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

LeBron James Says It ‘Feels Right’ To Wear A Cavaliers Jersey Again

Ken Blaze, USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers kick off training camp tomorrow (Saturday) and prodigal son LeBron James says he's happy to dig into the work ahead. 

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News
9:47 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court: Are Millions In Public Charter School Dollars Private?

White Hat Management was founded by former Ohio State University trustee David Brennan

The Ohio Supreme Court will now decide whether a private management company that was paid tens of millions of dollars in tax money to run charter schools is -- at least to some extent -- a public entity. 

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