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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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6:38 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Marijuana Legalization Backers Issue Revenue Estimates

A group seeking to legalize marijuana in Ohio this year has estimated how much revenue their plan could generate.

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6:16 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Husted Finds 145 Improperly Registered Voters

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he's found another 145 people who are registered to vote but shouldn’t be, because they are not U.S. citizens.

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8:53 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Ohio's U.S. Senators Offer Different Takes On GOP Letter To Iran

Sherrod Brown (L) and Rob Portman

Ohio's Rob Portman is among the 47 Republican U.S. Senators who signed an unprecedented letter to Iran this week.

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6:12 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Future Of "Heartbeat Bill" Uncertain

The bill that would ban abortion at the first detectable fetal heartbeat has been introduced three times in the last four years.

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6:08 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Stats And Stories On Restrictive Ohio Abortion Laws

During the past four years, Ohio legislators have passed several laws restricting abortion.

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10:00 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Opponents Battle Over Effects Of Abortion Bans In Ohio

Ohio Governor John Kasich signs stringent abortion restrictions into law
Credit NY Daily News

Groups calling themselves pro-choice say recently passed state laws make it harder for women with difficult pregnancies to end them before they put the women’s lives in danger. 

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9:44 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Ohio Supreme Court To Decide If Sex Offender Label Can Be Unconstitutional Punishment

The Ohio Supreme Court will weigh in on the state's mandatory punishment for a 21 year old man convicted after what he said was a consensual sexual relationship with a 15 year old girl. 

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6:36 am
Tue March 10, 2015

State Releases February Casino Revenue Figures

A look inside the Columbus casino
Credit ohio.com

The Ohio Casino Control Commission says three of Ohio's four casinos lost money in February as compared with the same month a year ago.

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6:29 am
Tue March 10, 2015

State's Policing Task Force Holds Final Meeting

Community leaders and law enforcement officials from around Ohio met at the University of Cincinnati yesterday for the fourth and final time to continue working on ways to improve police-community relations.

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7:07 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Governor Kasich Touts Good News About Ohio’s Economy But Not All Believe It

Gov. John Kasich and Ohio Job and Family Services Director Cynthia Dungey
Bradley W. Parks

Governor John Kasich is finding reason to celebrate the latest job numbers in Ohio. 

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7:13 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Kasich Says Kids Should Not Opt Out Of Standardized Testing

Credit columbusunderground.com

Many Ohio parents are opting their kids out of new standardized tests based on the Common Core standards.

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6:56 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Many Ohioans Not Feeling Effects Of Improved Economy

Ohio's unemployment is down and numbers from the state show Ohio's economy is recovering from the Great Recession of 2008.

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3:49 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Recently Discovered Native American Artifact Carries Questions About Origin

The discovery of a rare Native American artifact in the southern Ohio village of Newtown has raised questions about it's origin.

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7:13 am
Fri February 27, 2015

GOP Quickly Launches Attacks On Strickland

Republicans have wasted no time in launching a counterattack against former Democratic Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, who announced this week he is challenging Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman next year.

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5:24 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Strickland Announces Run For U.S. Senate

Credit usatoday.com

Former Democratic Ohio Governor Ted Strickland says his run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Rob Portman will focus on expanding job and educational opportunities for average people. 

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9:24 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Kasich Gives Fifth State Of The State Speech

www.cleveland.com

Ohio Governor John Kasich took his State of the State speech on the road last night to Wilmington, where he talked tax cuts and increases, but didn’t say anything about his possible presidential ambitions. 

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8:32 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Batchelder's Turn As ECOT Lobbyist Raises Questions About Buffer

Bill Batchelder
Credit ohio.com

Critics are sounding off about news that former Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder, who left office in December, is now working for a lobbying firm that’s representing ECOT,the state’s largest – and poorest performing – charter school.

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7:39 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Kasich Returns To Familiar Territory For State Of The State

Ohio Governor John Kasich is set to deliver his  State of the State speech in Wilmington on Tuesday.

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9:31 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Kasich’s Latest Trip To SC Sparks More Rumors That He’s Running For President

Republican Governor John Kasich is back in Ohio, preparing for Tuesday’s State of the State speech.

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6:39 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Popular Way To Warm Your Car Is Illegal

On these cold winter days, many Ohioans might be doing something illegal and not even know it. 

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