Ohio Public Radio

Reporter

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. 

Pages

News
7:34 am
Fri July 3, 2015

Conservative Group Warns Of Wasteful Spending In State Budget

A conservative think tank says there is wasteful spending in this and every two-year state budget plan.

Read more
News
7:02 am
Fri July 3, 2015

Holiday Reminder About Benefits Available To Veterans

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services is using the Fourth of July weekend to remind veterans about the various benefits available to them.

Read more
News
9:39 am
Wed July 1, 2015

Kasich Cuts Added School Funding Dollars, Allows Severed Ties With PARCC

Ohio Governor John Kasich signed the new two-year state budget proposal, which was substantially different than his original plan. 

Read more
News
9:32 am
Wed July 1, 2015

ResponsibleOhio Submits Petition Signatures

A group that wants to put a marijuana legalization plan on this fall’s ballot has turned in its petition signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. 

Read more
News
6:10 pm
Fri June 26, 2015

Ohio Plays Role In History Following SCOTUS Decision On Same-Sex Marriage

Many counties around the state are already issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the Supreme Court’s historic ruling. 

Read more
News
7:13 am
Thu June 25, 2015

Conference Committee Reaches Deal On State Budget Bill

A legislative conference committee has approved a deal seeking to settle key sticking points in the two-year state budget bill.

Read more
News
6:56 am
Thu June 25, 2015

State To Take Over Youngstown Schools

Majority Republicans in the Ohio Legislature have approved a measure allowing the state to take over the troubled Youngstown City Schools.

Read more
News
6:53 am
Thu June 25, 2015

Ohio Sheriff's Department To Probe Cleveland Police In-Custody Death

The Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office says the county sheriff's department will conduct an independent investigation of the white Cleveland police officers involved in the November death of an African-American woman who had a seizure because of mental health problems.

Read more
News
8:42 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Conservative Business Group Wants To Sue Over Video Slots, But Must Win Another Case First

A conservative group brought its arguments against Ohio's seven "racinos" to the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday. 

Read more
News
7:18 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Critics Question Formula For Increased School Funding

There will likely be a funding increase for K-12 public education in the next state budget, since lawmakers scrapped Goveror John Kasich’s proposal that would have resulted in less money for half the state’s more than 600 school districts.

Read more
News
8:15 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Portman Gives To Charity Campaign Donation From White Supremacist

Earl Holt III
Credit nytimes.com

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he has donated to charity a campaign contribution he received from the head of a white supremacist organization linked to the killing of nine African-Americans in a South Carolina church last week.

Read more
News
8:10 am
Tue June 23, 2015

Poll Shows Strickland Leads Portman By Six Points

Ted Strickland
Credit cincinnati.com

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Democratic former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland leads incumbent Republican Rob Portman in the U.S. Senate race by six percentage points.

Read more
News
9:50 am
Mon June 22, 2015

Changing Ohio Attitudes On Gay Marriage

Dawn Fritz and Mallory Beck

The US Supreme Court is preparing to rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage at a time when public opinion on this topic is rapidly changing. 

Read more
News
6:23 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Cities With Traffic Cameras Fighting Budget Lines That Take Away Some State Funding

One provision of the state budget proposal that's likely to stay in the final version would deduct state money from cities like Columbus that are still using traffic enforcement camera systems. 

Read more
News
6:29 am
Fri June 19, 2015

Senate Approves Its Version Of State Budget Plan

Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate have passed the chamber's version of the next two year state budget.

Read more
News
10:18 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Lawmakers Announce No Fracking Tax In Budget, But New Task Force Will Study The Long-Discussed Idea

An increase in the state's severance tax will not be a part of the two-year state budget. 

Read more
News
6:36 am
Tue June 16, 2015

Charter School Accused Of Padding Attendance Roles

General Chappie James Leadership Academy
Credit wdtn.com

Republican State Auditor David Yost says a now-closed Dayton charter school called General Chappie James Leadership Academy padded its rolls by nearly half and improperly collected 1.1 million dollars in tax money.

Read more
News
9:36 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Problems At Buckeye Lake Dam Have Raised Questions About Dam Safety Across State

Dam at Buckeye Lake
Ron Corby

Summertime travel is starting up. But trouble at Buckeye Lake may be keeping tourists away. 

Read more
News
1:57 am
Sat June 13, 2015

Ohio Senate Budget Plan Eliminates Historic Preservation Tax Credit

The Ohio Senate's two-year state budget proposal eliminates a 60 million dollar a year tax credit advocated by historic preservationists, urban developers and others who want to see old buildings renovated.

Read more
News
8:57 am
Fri June 12, 2015

Events In Athens Explore Ohio's Legacy In Flight

Ohio has long celebrated its history in flight.

Read more

Pages