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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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8:16 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Ohio Veterans Urged To Take Advantage Of Bonus

Ohio Department of Veterans Services

In 2009, Ohio voters approved a ballot measure that provides bonuses for Ohioans who have served in the U.S. Military since 9/11. 

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10:47 am
Wed July 2, 2014

New Funding Model Starts For Community Colleges

The way community colleges in Ohio earn the money they receive from the state has changed. 

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10:20 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Prosecutors Announce Largest Federal Murder Indictment In Ohio History

17 alleged members of the Short North Posse are accused of 12 unsolved murders and 23 attempted murders in six central Ohio cities since 2005. 

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6:40 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Nursing Home Owner Indicted On Fraud, Corruption Charges

The owner of a Zanesville nursing home faces dozens of criminal charges after an investigation revealed allegations of corrupt activity and fraud. 

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10:58 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Agriculture Department Begins Spraying For Gypsy Moths

Damage done by gypsy moth caterpillars
buckleytree.com

Some Central Ohio residents were scared by low flying planes this morning.

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10:49 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Bill Would Protect Doctors From Laws They Think Could Be Bad For Patients

Recent laws prescribe things that Ohio doctors must say or do when dealing with patients, especially in cases where abortions are being performed.

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6:35 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Governor Signs Human Trafficking Bill

Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a bill into law earlier today that increases penalties for people who are convicted of purchasing sex from minors. 

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9:38 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Toledo’s Last Abortion Clinic Moves A Step Closer To Closure

Credit toledoblade.com

The last abortion clinic in Toledo could be shut down by the state soon. 

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9:35 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Former President Clinton Speaks To Ohio Democrats

An estimated 25 hundred Ohio Democratis gathered in Columbus over the weekend for the party's fundraising dinner.

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9:44 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Cleveland Clinic’s Cosgrove Withdraws Name From Running For Top VA Position

After days of national speculation about whether the Cleveland Clinic's Toby Cosgrove would take the top position at the embattled U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, he announced over the weekend that he's withdrawing his name from consideration. 

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9:39 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Epidemic Of Knee Injuries In Young Female Athletes

Girls are up to 10 times more likely than boys to suffer knee injuries in sports like soccer and basketball.

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9:29 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Bill Would Ban Requirement That Servers Pool Their Tips

Restaurants have been changing the rules on how much their workers are paid.

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9:46 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Healthcare Colleague Endorses Cosgrove To Head VA

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson will be looking for answers when he visits the troubled V-A hospital in Phoenix, which has been at the heart of allegations of delayed treatment and even fatalities there. President Obama last week elevated Gibson to the post while the White House searches for a permanent replacement. 

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9:35 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Husted Challenges GOP Lawmakers To Get Moving On Redistricting, Online Voter Registration

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is challenging his fellow Republicans in the Legislature for inaction on several fronts – including redistricting and on-line voter registration. 

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11:13 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Women’s Bus Tour Rolls Through The Buckeye State

Nancy Pelosi at bus tour
Ohio Public Radio

Some US Congresswomen are rolling through Ohio on a bus tour through the Midwest, talking about the challenges women face in the workplace. 

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9:47 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Mandel And Renacci Are Expected To Play Big Roles In The Trial Of An Ohio Businessman

The trial of the Northeast Ohio businessman accused of funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into the political campaigns of Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and Congressman Jim Renacci gets underway today.

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9:39 am
Wed May 28, 2014

House Committee Passes Energy Bill

A controversial energy bill takes another step after legislators passed it out of a House committee. 

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8:48 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

NAACP Claims Climate Change Is Civil Rights Issue

Climate change has recently been a prevalent item of discussion in the nation, and groups concerned about it are watching Ohio and its energy standards law. 

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8:45 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Ohio Agrees To Stop Using Isolation To Punish Kids In Prison

The Ohio Department of Youth Services this week reached an agreement with the Justice Department to stop using solitary confinement in its prisons. 

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6:29 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Legislators Trade Punches In Energy Bill Debate

The debate over Ohio’s energy standards is escalating as legislators trade accusations back-and-forth. 

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