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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 Ohio House and Senate concluded the lame-duck session yesterday by passing several bills.

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The future of green energy in Ohio is murky after lawmakers decided to continue a freeze on renewable energy standards.

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Fighter pilot, astronaut and former US Senator John Glenn has passed away.

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Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel says he'll again challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown in 2018, setting up a rematch of the 2012 race if Mandel wins the primary.

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The Ohio House has passed a bill that blocks local communities from preventing the sale of puppies at pet stores.

The Ohio House has approved a bill making compliance with the state's renewable energy mandates optional for the next three years.

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The Ohio House is calling for a stopgap for the state's unemployment compensation fund with the hopes of coming back to pass a larger reform bill next year.

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The Ohio Senate and House have approved banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

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A bill to change what employers pay and what benefits workers get out of the state's unemployment compensation fund seems to be stalled at the Statehouse.

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Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges is likely to have a challenger when he seeks re-election next month.

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The first man scheduled to be put to death in Ohio since a problematic execution almost three years ago is asking for life without parole.

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A decision by the Ohio Department of Health to order a Dayton area abortion clinic to shut down is drawing criticism and praise.

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Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says a record number of Ohioans cast absentee ballots in the November election.

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Ohio Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni says he's ready to run for Governor in 2018.

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The state will invest 15 million dollars to support research in self-driving highway technology along a 35-mile stretch of U.S. Route 33 between Dublin and East Liberty.

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An Ohio House committee has approved a bill changing the state's green energy policy landscape, amid a battle over extending the freeze on green energy standards.

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Ohio school officials and education experts are waiting to see what President-Elect Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education will mean in a state that pioneered school vouchers.

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The race for an Ohio Supreme Court seat between Republican Pat Fischer and Democrat John O'Donnell is now officially over.

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Ohio Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan says he’ll challenge Nancy Pelosi for her seat as House minority leader.

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Opponents of a bill that would ban local restrictions on pet stores say state lawmakers shouldn't pass that legislation.

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