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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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The state has rejected a petition submitted by backers of a ballot issue to legalize marijuana. 

A coalition of Ohio businesses is calling on lawmakers to approve a bill adding sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes in discrimination laws.  

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An Ohio House committee has approved a bill to crack down on payday lending without making any changes – a week after the House Speaker resigned and a vote was halted. 

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County leaders are protesting the state's strict boundary lines for wind turbines. 

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General Motors says it will eliminate second shift production of the Chevy Cruze at the Lordstown plant by the end of June, which could cost as many as 15 hundred workers their jobs. 

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A group that advocates for low-income Ohioans has issued its annual report on poverty in the state.  

Andy Chow

Majority Republicans in the Ohio House balked at passing a bill to reform the payday lending industry just hours after the Speaker stepped down amid an FBI inquiry. 

The U.S. Surgeon General has issued an advisory, encouraging more Americans to carry the opioid overdose antidote naloxone.

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Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger says he will resign effective May 1, amid talk of an FBI investigation into his activities. 

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The Ohio Legislature is hearing testimony on dueling gun bills this week.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed into law a bill that strengthens Ohio’s domestic violence laws by closing loopholes and allowing victims access to more services. 

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For the second consecutive month, state personal income tax collections came in at a rate lower than expected. 

Andy Chow

A battle is brewing over payday lending in Ohio. 

Jo Ingles

A new bill has been introduced in the Ohio Legislature that includes gun control measures backed by Gov.  John Kasich. 

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The Ohio Department of Transportation has unveiled its list of this year's planned road construction projects

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A dozen employees of Akron-based FirstEnergy came to Columbus Monday to lobby lawmakers and the governor to save two nuclear power plants the firm plans to close.

Jo Ingles

Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed the 2.6 billion dollar capital budget bill, which covers state spending on infrastructure, colleges and universities, and community projects for the coming two years. 

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The Ohio Attorney General's office says it's reviewing a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and Lambda Legal on behalf of four transgender people who want the genders on their birth certificates changed to properly reflect their identities. 

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Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor continues to call for a debate with Ohio Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial rival Mike DeWine - saying he has been unclear and even flip flopped on Medicaid expansion. 

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As the May primary draws closer, the four Democratic gubernatorial candidate are talking about their ideas for tackling the opioid crisis.

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A Republican State Representative has been accused of inappropriate sexual conduct. 

The Ohio Republican Party voted last night to join Democrats in endorsing the legislature's congressional redistricting plan going to the ballot in May. 

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White nationalist Richard Spencer has backed out of public speaking at colleges and universities, and is dropping lawsuits against schools who blocked his events.  

Ohio Public Radio

A billionaire Democratic fundraiser who’s been running an ad campaign to impeach President Trump launched a series of at least 30 town hall meetings around the country last night in Columbus. 

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A bill to overhaul training standards for cosmetologists was lying dormant until it suddenly gained momentum this month, passing out of an Ohio House committee.

Jo Ingles

An estimated 200 Ohio high school students who walked out of their buildings this morning made their way to the Statehouse to lobby  lawmakers to pass or reject some gun bills under consideration.

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Democratic state lawmakers are making another effort to raise the minimum wage. 

The Ohio Board of Education has approved a resolution opposing a bill in the Ohio House placing most of the board’s responsibilities under control of the governor’s office.  

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For seven years, Ohio lawmakers have been cutting down on gun regulation.

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Ohio's two U.S. Senators say President Trump's plan to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports is broader than they would prefer. 

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