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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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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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10:17 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Fuyao State Tax Incentive Valued At Nearly $10 Million

The state has approved part of a package of tax breaks for Fuyao, the Chinese auto-glass company coming to the former GM Moraine plant in Moraine. 

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10:26 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Ohio’s Elderly Greatly Abused And Neglected, Says Group

Ohio’s elderly are vastly unprotected and underserved, according to a public policy group’s latest report.

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10:21 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Southwest Ohio Teachers Form Union In Response To Catholic Schools Contract

Some Catholic school teachers in southwest Ohio have formed a union in response to the controversial employment contracts created by the Cincinnati Archdiocese. 

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6:55 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Quinnipiac Poll Shows Most Ohioans Favor Same-Sex Marriage

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows most Ohioans surveyed support allowing same-sex couples to marry.

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6:57 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Poll: Kasich Leads FitzGerald By Double-Digits

Governor John Kasich
Credit State of Ohio

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Ohio Governor John Kasich with a fifteen point lead over his Democratic challenger, Ed FitzGerald.

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10:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Energy Bill Provision Impacts Future Contracts

Advocates for alternative energy are voicing their opinion on a new provision that was slipped into the most recent version of the energy standards freeze bill. 

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9:53 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Rally Urges Lawmakers To Give Students More Money For College

An estimated one hundred students, parents and teacher ralled at the Statehouse yesterday, urging lawmakers to make college affordable. 

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9:47 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Cleveland Diocese Expands Teacher Morality Clauses

The Cleveland Catholic Diocese has joined its counterpart in Cincinnati in requiring its elementary school teachers to sign controversial employment contracts. 

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10:37 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Statewide Candidates Rally Leaders At GOP Dinner

Hundreds gathered in Columbus over the weekend for the Ohio Republican Party's annual state dinner. 

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7:16 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

FitzGerald Wants Freeze On High Stakes Part Of Third Grade Reading Test

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald is calling on Republican incumbent John Kasich to halt the third grade guarantee. 

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10:03 am
Wed May 7, 2014

New Program Targets Abuse Of Senior Citizens

The Ohio Attorney General’s office is setting up a new program to help prevent abuse of senior citizens. 

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9:46 am
Wed May 7, 2014

State Bond Issue Passes, FitzGerald To Face Kasich

Primary day wasn’t very eventful this year, but there were a few issues and races voters decided. 

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12:29 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

$50 Million Pumped Into GM Lordstown

General Motors has announced a 50 million dollar investment in its Lordstown plant, to help make the next generation of Chevrolet's most popular vehicle. 

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