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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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Andy Chow Ohio Public Radio

Youth services advocates say there’s a big problem in the state - parents who are desperate to get expensive or hard-to-get support for their children end up giving the kids over to the state to get them the help they need.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has struck downa Texas law requiring doctors performing abortions  to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, and requiring abortion clinics to meet standards for ambulatory surgical centers.

WVXU

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton brought her campaign to Cincinnati's Union Terminal today.

law.capital.edu

The man Ohio Governor John Kasich has appointed to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is getting mixed reviews.

A group of state lawmakers are backing a national campaign to bring back something they believe is lacking in politics: civility.

transportation.gov

The City of Columbus has won  a 50 million dollar grant to integrate innovative transportation technologies, including self-driving cars and smart sensors.

Karen Kasler

Ohio Governor John Kasich has vetoed a bill that would have required voters to post a cash bond if they want a court to order polling places to stay open late on Election Day. 

Andy Chow Ohio Public Radio

In responding to the shootinga in Orlando, Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio wanted to make clear where he stood on selling guns to suspected terrorists.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted plans to alert nearly two million people they aren’t registered to vote or that they need to update their voter information.

hillaryspeeches.com

In a speech Monday in Cleveland, presumptive Democaratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called for stricter gun regulations and laid out her approach to fighting terrorism while mourning the shooting deaths of 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida.  

State of Ohio

Funeral services are pending for former Republican Ohio Governor, former U.S. Senator and former Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich, who died Sunday at his home at the age of 79.

Medical marijuana has been legalized in Ohio, but signing the legislation is just the first step toward actually making it available.

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A federal judge has rejected the state’s request to delay his ruling that brought back the so-called Golden Week in which new voters could register and vote at the same time.

wksu.org

Ohio is the first state in the nation to introduce tax-advantaged savings and investment accounts for eligible children and adults with disabilities.

Ohio Public Radio

A national group has dropped its effort to put a medical marijuana issue on the fall ballot.

Andy Chow

It's not unusual to see exchanges between lawmakers get heated. But a face-to-face altercation inside the House Chamber between the Republican speaker and a high-ranking Democrat reached an unsettling new level. 

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio Attorney General and former U.S. Senator Mike DeWine has confirmed what political prognosticators have reported for months: he's running for governor.

Ohio Public Radio

State lawmakers approved a slew of measures yesterday before leaving for summer break.

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Senate has approved a measure requiring hospitals and abortion providers to bury or cremate fetal remains.

Ohio Public Radio

After nearly 20 years of trying, backers of a bill to legalize medical marijuana are celebrating it's historic passage by the Ohio legislature.

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