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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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Proposed changes are coming to an Ohio House-passed bill cracking down on the payday lending industry. 

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Ohio’s major cities have brodaband service, and some communities offer it free to residents. 

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The Ohio House has passed a bill to reform criminal sentencing and strengthen probation monitoring. 

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Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he's opposed to the Trump administration's policy separating immigrant children from their parents at the Mexico border. 

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After no measureable job growth last year, the 20 thousand new private sector jobs created in Ohio in May means the state is outpacing the nation  so far this year. 

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A new statewide poll shows the gubernatorial race is currently a tie. 

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A task force of health insurers convened by the Ohio Attorney General's office has released 15 recommendations on how they can help with the opioid crisis. 

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Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says no voters will be removed from the rolls before the November election, despite Monday's US Supreme Court ruling upholding Ohio's process. 

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A progressive-leaning think tank says data from the Ohio Department of Education's website shows not only how much state money went to the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, but how much traditional public school districts lost to what was the state's largest online charter school operator. 

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After two months of impasse, the Ohio House has a new Speaker. 

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An African-American Ohio lawmaker says she's being treated differently than white lawmakers by the Ohio Highway Patrol troopers who handle security at the Statehouse, even when she wears her security badge and  pin marking her as a legislator.

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The Ohio Department of Commerce says medical marijuana won't be available by the September 8 deadline. 

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The state Monday announced the locations of 56 medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Clergy and advocates for the poor converged at the Statehouse Monday for what was called a "die in." 

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Ohio House members will be called back to Columbus next week to resolve the Speakership fight one way or another. 

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A statewide committee examining military base realignment during the past year has issued its recomendations.  

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Advocates for low income Ohioans continue what they are calling the "Poor People's Protest." 

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This week marked the second in a row without a voting session in the Ohio House.

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Accusations are flying at Broad and High as the Ohio House continues in disorder without a Speaker. 

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Ohio voters this month approved an overhaul of the congressional redistricting process. 

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Ohio House sessions for the week have been cancelled due to the fight among majority Republicans over who will be the next Speaker. 

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The federal government has rejected Ohio’s attempt to end the individual mandate for health care. The mandate is a staple of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. 

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After years in limbo, a plan to build a new coal-fired plant in the state has been scrapped. 

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Lawmakers are considering the state's options in the wake of the US Supreme Court's ruling clearing the way for legalized sports gambling.  

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Saying he's frustrated with federal inaction on immigration, Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed an executive order to assist legal immigrants in getting work, finding assistance and integrating into the state. 

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 Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Junior advocated for Americans living in poverty in what was called the "Poor People's Campaign." 

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Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana have passed the first big hurdle in that process. 

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The state auditor says the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow committed fraud by inflating student participation numbers in order to continue collecting millions in taxpayer money.

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Tuesday’s primary election could  impact on who gets selected next week to be Speaker of the Ohio House.

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Numbers from the Ohio Secretary of State's office show the so-called blue wave of Democratic enthusiasm evident in  races in other states  might not be a reality here. 

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