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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 Supreme Court has ruled a law requiring people living with HIV to disclose their status to potential sexual partners is constitutional.

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A top Republican state lawmaker has taken a comprehensive issue and thrown it into the policymaking process through a bill to overhaul unemployment compensation.

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a juvenile court judge's dismissal of a case involving sex between boys under the age of 13.

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An Ohio House committee has passed a bill that would make the state the third in the country to ban abortion after a Down Syndrome diagnosis.

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Public health officials have been urging people to get rid of unwanted or unused prescription painkillers amid the opioid crisis. 

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The state is redesigning the way mental health and addiction services critical in fighting the opioid crisis are covered under health insurance plans.

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A Republican state senator wants to roll back nearly 100 hundred requirements for school districts, ranging from mandates on school personnel, to directives for students.

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Backers of a bill exempting feminine hygiene products from the state sales tax say it's not fair to tax women for the medical supplies they need.

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The family of a 23-year-old man fatally shot by Euclid police in March has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, police department and the two officers involved.

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 The four Republican gubernatorial candidates sat down for separate twenty-minute interviews last night in a Columbus church before a crowd of more than 500 people.

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Many Ohioans will be rooting for the Cleveland Indians as they play in the American League Division Series. But some baseball enthusiasts are hoping they'll take time to remember an Ohioan whose baseball career was cut short because of racism. 

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The White House has chided talk of gun control this week, claiming it's too soon to discuss policy in the wake of the Las Vegas shootings. 

State tax revenues came in below estimates last month, after two months of better-than-expected collections.

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A Democratic Cincinnati attorney says he is running for state treasurer.

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Ohio’s opioid crisis is taking the lives of roughly 11 people per day. Recovering drug addicts and people from services that help them gathered on the Statehouse lawn today to draw attention to the problem. 

A state budget provision just taking effect would change an 80-year-old policy, requiring those who want to dispute tax decisions go to one of 12 regional appeals courts instead of the Ohio Supreme Court. 

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As the Jewish community prepares to observe Yom Kippur, Ohio lawmakers are drawing attention to a resolution they say would attack anti-Semitism on college campuses.

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State legislative leaders have formed a four-member bipartisan group to work on creating a new way to redraw congressional districts after the 2020 census.

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Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says he's pleased state lawmakers have introduced a bill  named after the Ohio State University student who was kidnapped, raped and murdered in February.

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State lawmakers yesterday introduced a bipartisan bill that would keep dangerous felons behind bars and increase monitoring of them once they are released.

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There are renewed fears state lawmakers will freeze Medicaid expansion  now that latest GOP attempt to overhaul the Affordable Care Act has died.

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State lawmakers earlier this year overrode six of Governor John Kasich’s 47 budget-bill vetoes.

For the second time in a month, the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday heard a case involving an abortion provider.

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State lawmakers want to make it easier for county recorders to change racist and discriminatory language in old housing documents brought to them by a homeowner, an attorney or a title company.

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The poor grades for many school districts in the latest round of state report cards has upset some parents and school officials.

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The Ohio Senate has approved a resolution supporting Columbus' effort to build a super-high speed transportation system connecting the city with Pittsburgh and Chicago.

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Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says the latest plan by GOP U.S. Senators to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is a bad deal. 

The measure on the November statewide ballot known as Issue 2 requires state agencies to pay the same price for drugs as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Republican Ohio Lieutenant Governor and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor has unveiled a set of health care proposals. 

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The state has approved the petition summary of animal rights groups who are asking voters to approve a measure requiring dog breeders to meet additional care standards.

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