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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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7:02 am
Fri May 1, 2015

State Working To Deal With And Prevent Elder Abuse

As the population of people over the age of 60 rises, so do the number of abuse cases.

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6:56 am
Fri May 1, 2015

SUPCO Rules Cleveland "Jock Tax" Unconstitutional

The facility formerly called "Cleveland Browns Stadium"
Credit cleveland.com

The Republican-controlled Ohio Supreme Court has ruled Cleveland's tax on professional athletes who work for short periods of time in the city unconstitutionally violates their due process rights. 

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7:08 am
Thu April 30, 2015

GOP Lawmakers Trying Again To Pass Voter Photo ID Bill

For the third time, conservative Republicans in the Ohio House are proposing legislation requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls.

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6:40 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Governor Signs Executive Order Creating Police Advisory Board

The governor's police task force
Credit Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor John Kasich has issued an executive order creating a state community-police advisory board.

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9:49 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Language Barrier Poses A Challenge While Rehabilitating Human Trafficking Victims

The plight of human trafficking in Ohio is multi-layered. 

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9:40 am
Wed April 29, 2015

State Lawmakers Propose Bills To Reinstate Charlie Hustle

CBS Sunday Morning

Some Ohio lawmakers say the greatest player in major league baseball has been barred from the sport for far too long. 

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9:35 am
Mon April 27, 2015

State Struggles To Deal With Rising Numbers of Mentally Ill Inmates In Prisons

State Prisons Director Gary Mohr
Credit State of Ohio

The largest provider of mental health services in Ohio has become the state’s prison system. 

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7:26 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Ohio Police Task Force Issues Recommendations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (r) and Reggie Wilkinson, director of the AG's Advisory Group on Law Enforcement Training, meeting with reporters on Thursday
Credit Ohio Public Radio

An Ohio police relations task force is recommending the state boost the minimum number of required training hours for officers and use stricter screening for applicants. 

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7:15 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Ohio House Approves Amended State Budget Plan

Ohio House of Representatives
Credit State of Ohio

The Ohio House has approved its version of the state budget that overhauls the governor's tax plans, steers more money to schools and revises certain health care policies. 

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9:28 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Bill Slashing Time Spent On Testing Passes House Committee Unanimously, But Another Raises Questions

State lawmakers looked over two bills dealing with the controversial tests that students are now taking – which many parents, school officials and others are complaining are taking too much time and causing too much stress. 

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9:19 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Removed House Budget Provisions Gone But Not Forgotten

The state budget bill went through one last major overhaul before passing out of an Ohio House committee. 

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11:46 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Kasich Continues To Fuel Speculation About Presidential Campaign

After spending time in the key presidential primary state of New Hampshire, Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich took more questions about his possible presidential campaign on national TV this weekend. 

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11:40 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Welfare Directors Survey Shows Substance Abuse, Transportation Keep People From Working

As majority Republicans in the Ohio House craft a state budget that they say will help people out of poverty, a group representing directors of county job and family services agencies says it has some answers as to why people need public assistance. 

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9:30 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Governor Says Ohio Does Not Need "Religious Freedom" Law

Republican Ohio Governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate John Kasich says the state does not need to enact a so-called "religious freedom" law similar to ones passed in other states.

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6:27 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Kasich Not Ready To Announce Presidential Run

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich told reporters Thursday he is not ready to announce a bid for the White House, despite recent visits to early presidential primary states.

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6:14 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Senate Campaigns Release Financial Figures

Ted Strickland
Credit wcbe files

Former Democratic Ohio Governor Ted Strickland raised more than 671 thousand dollars in 35 days for his U.S. Senate Bid.

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6:29 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Feds Working To Develop Toxic Algae Early Warning System

Federal researchers are developing an early warning system for toxic algae blooms.

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6:25 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Bill Allows Some Adults To Carry Concealed Weapons

A bill in the Ohio House would allow certain gun owners to carry concealed weapons without a permit.

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9:58 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Local Governments Urged To Be Part Of State’s Online Checkbook

State Treasurer Josh Mandel is adding new details about government spending to his website that lists state expenditures. 

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7:42 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Poll: Most Ohioans Support Marijuana Legalization

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows a majority of Ohioans support legalization of marijuana for medicinal or recreational use.

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