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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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Hamilton County law enforcement and government officials plan to appear before a judge today for a hearing about the recent surge of heroin overdoses.


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's visit to the Canfield Fair in Mahoning County Monday was truncated.


Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says she won't accept Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's invitation to visit before Election Day, as Republican rival Donald Trump did last week.


Ohio’s unemployment rate is below the national average, and the state is on a job-gaining trend.


Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein had scheduled a campaign stop at Capital University in Bexley Friday afternoon, but ran a bit late.


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says many people didn't understand part of his immigration speech Wednesday because of the enthusiastic crowd.

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The Speaker of the Ohio House has established a process for making appointments to the new Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee.


Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told veterans at the national American Legion Convention in Cincinnati yesterday that American leadership means standing with the nation's allies.

A rule amendment proposed by the Ohio Supreme Court would let  attorneys counsel clients seeking to comply with the state's medical marijuana law.


A look at several online charter school attendance reviews reveals more may be  unable or unwilling to meet the state standards proving students are learning.

The Ohio Democratic Party is appealing a federal court decision that cancels the so-called "Golden Week", when voters may register and cast ballots at the same time. 

The state and Ohio's largest online charter school operaator are lbattling over how to prove it’s providing an education to its more than 15,000 students.

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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson will be on the statewide ballot.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s depiction of African-American communities drew a harsh rebuke today from Ohio Democratic Congresswoman Marcia Fudge.

Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

There’s a new tool for Apple users who want to know more about Ohio’s history in presidential elections – and its role in the upcoming one. 


There may be no more "Golden Week" when  Ohioans can register and cast ballots at the same time, if a ruling by a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati shortening Ohio’s early voting period holds up.

WCBE Files

The anti-abortion group leader who also heads the state medical board says he will recuse himself from voting on a complaint involving three abortion providers he has publicly criticized.

Michelle Faust WCPN

Two of the protesters with the group that burned the American flag outside the Republican National Convention were arraigned today.


Two days after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke in Youngstown about terrorism, Democratic rival Hillary Clinton was in Cleveland talking about taxes and job creation.

Some Ohio preschools will lose state funding due to a new rule change by the state agency that administers the funds.