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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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12:48 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

FDA Fast Tracks A New Ebola Test

FilmArray machine
Credit epequip.com

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has fast-tracked a test for Ebola that could shorten the time for results to less than an hour. 

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10:12 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Lawmaker Goes to Extreme Lengths To Protest “Political Lies” Ruling

A federal court ruling has politicians arguing over the issue of campaign lies. Some believe the false statements law threatens the freedom of speech. 

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News
6:27 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Record Number Of Fraudulent State Tax Returns Found

Ohio tax officials say they've intercepted a record amount of money  in fraudulent state income tax filings - 18 times more than the average discovered in other years.

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News
10:52 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Fear Of Ebola Sends Ohioans To Hospitals; State Promotes Awareness

As the Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa and reports  a second health care worker in Dallas has tested positive for the disease have emerged-- fear among Ohioans seems to be mounting. 

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News
10:49 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Kasich’s New Ad Targets Undecided Women

A new political ad for Ohio Governor John Kasich is meant to attract women voters. 

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News
10:45 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Lawmakers Hear From Anti-Common Core Teachers, Supporters Stress Misinformation Involved

An Ohio House committee held a rare evening hearing on the Common Core education standards.

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News
12:28 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Many Statewide Campaign Ads Focus On Candidates Rather Than Specific Issues

Ohio voters are being bombarded by campaign commercials. 

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News
6:34 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Ohio Immunizations Among Lowest In The Country

With the recent breakout of measles and mumps, medical groups in Ohio are ramping up efforts to encourage immunizations.

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News
10:16 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Students And Teachers Dealing With “Third Grade Reading Guarantee” Tests

Ohio Third grade students are taking the first round of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee test this week.

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News
9:23 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Think Tank, OEA Launch Website Detailing Charter School Stats

A progressive-leaning think tank and the state’s largest teachers union have launched a new website that lays out performance and financial reviews of charter schools.

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Sports
8:19 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

LeBron James Says It ‘Feels Right’ To Wear A Cavaliers Jersey Again

Ken Blaze, USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers kick off training camp tomorrow (Saturday) and prodigal son LeBron James says he's happy to dig into the work ahead. 

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News
9:47 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court: Are Millions In Public Charter School Dollars Private?

White Hat Management was founded by former Ohio State University trustee David Brennan

The Ohio Supreme Court will now decide whether a private management company that was paid tens of millions of dollars in tax money to run charter schools is -- at least to some extent -- a public entity. 

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News
8:42 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Fracked Wells Can Pollute Groundwater, But Solution May Be Straightforward, Study Shows

Groundwater pollution has been at the heart of the debate over fracking. Now, a study led by an Ohio State University researcher offers some insights about the risk. 

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News
8:04 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Lawmakers Renew Call for Program To Protect Domestic Violence Victims’ Information

Democratic State Representative Kathleen Clyde co-sponsors this measure
Credit kathleenclyde.com

State leaders are reviving their call to protect victims of domestic abuse by allowing them to keep their addresses confidential. 

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News
10:31 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Charter School Supporters Rally At Statehouse

The Ohio Department of Education is investigating  complaints of testing irregularities at two charter schools - the Horizon Science Academies in Cincinnati and Columbus. 

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News
7:30 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

County Holds A Stand Down To Stand Up For Homeless Vets

Credit communityvoicessummit.org

Nearly 500 veterans showed up at the VFW post in west Akron  this week for Summit County's annual "stand down.

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News
1:52 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Republican Ohio Senate Staffers Use Comp Time To Campaign

Jason Mauk

It’s not unusual for Ohio House and Senate staffers to take a leave of absence to run campaigns.

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News
1:49 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Democrats Want Bill Setting Minimum Early Voting Hours

Minority Democrats in the Ohio Senate are proposing a bill requiring local boards of election to have a minimum amount of early voting hours on weekends and evenings. 

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News
10:33 am
Mon September 8, 2014

What’s Next In The Debate Over The Common Core Repeal Effort?

Republican State Representative Matt Huffman
Credit State of Ohio

More than a hundred people have participated in the argument over a repeal of the Common Core education standards. 

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10:23 am
Mon September 8, 2014

VA Hospital Town Hall Gathers Vets’ Feedback on Care

After the scandal over long patient wait times and a cover-up of the problem, VA hospitals around the country are holding what they call “Town Hall” meetings with veterans to gather feedback about service. 

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