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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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As expected, Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill has submitted his resignation. 

State tax revenues for November were slightly above estimates.

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Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill says he intends to resign from the bench to run for governor.

Ohio's Third Frontier Commission has awarded nearly 10 million dollars for several research and development projects that aim to stem opioid addiction, part of the 20 million Governor John Kasich said he wanted to set aside for high-tech solutions to the epidemic.

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Republican State Auditor David Yost says questions about the past drug convictions of a consultant who played a key role in Ohio's new medical marijuana program need to be addressed before the program launches next year. 

The GOP tax cut bill is now in a U.S. House and Senate Conference committee.

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The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a strong supporter of charter schools,  says state report cards on public schools are unfair to those with high poverty rates. 

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A controversial bill to shore up the state's  unemployment compensation fund might be moving forward soon.

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The entry of Rich Cordray into the Democratic gubernatorial race raises questions about whether Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill will run.

One of the state lawmakers who serves on the panel that approved Ohio's medical marijuana program wants to put it on hold until certain questions are answered.

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In a move that surprised virtually no political watcher, former U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Rich Cordray has announced his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination

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One of the principal backers of the failed 2015 ballot issue to legalize marijuana is threatening legal action against the state's medical pot program. 

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Two of the four Republicans running in the gubernatorial primary  have teamed up to form one ticket.

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The speaker of the Ohio House is talking about the resignation of former Republican State Representative Wes Goodman, who allegedly sexually assaulted a teenager. 

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Two Republican gubernatorial candidates are joining forces. 

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A bipartisan bill that would crack down on Ohio’s 650 payday lenders has received its first hearing in the House.

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Time is running out for Congress to approve more funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program before the money dries up.

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Less than 30 percent of Ohio registered voters cast ballots in the November election, which featured the most expensive ballot issue in Ohio history.

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Former Ohio Senate President Bill Harris has passed away after months of battling cancer.

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More information, including allegations of harassment, is coming out against now-former Republican State Representative Wes Goodman.

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The Ohio EPA this week is planning to issue new notices of violations against Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the Rover natural gas pipeline.

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Researchers are predicting modest growth in Ohio holiday retail sales this year compared with last.

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Several communities are answering their own questions about what is and is not public record when it comes to police body camera footage. 

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Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate William O'Neill says he has deleted a social media post outlining his sexual history after being criticized in part for potentially identifying some of the women.

A Facebook post from the only Democratic justice on the Ohio Supreme Court is causing some to call for his resignation. 

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Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill, who is the only Democrat holding statewide elected office, says he stands by a controversial Facebook post, in which he disclosed he’d had more than 50 lovers and revealed some identifying details about them. 

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Two Republican state lawmakers and a Democratic Senate staffer have resigned in the last month – all over what’s been termed “inappropriate behavior”.

The Ohio Senate has approved a measure banning abortions based on a diagnosis of Down Syndrome.

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After months of speculation, it appears a shake-up in the Democratic race for governor next year is starting. 

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was in Columbus yesterday to promote the  1.5 trillion dollar Republican tax plan being considered on Capitol Hill.

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