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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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9:49 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Despite Impassioned Speech, Kasich Still Faces Skeptics

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Ohio Governor John Kasich used his annual State-of-the-State address last night to try to sell state legislators on the big changes he’s proposing in taxes and state spending.

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1:03 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Minimum Wage Debate

Republicans and other critics are blasting President Obama’s call to increase the federal minimum wage from 7.25 to nine dollars an hour. But administration officials are beating the bushes to drum up support.

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9:50 am
Mon February 18, 2013

West Side Market Open Again

Cleveland’s West Side Market is open again after being closed for 3 weeks due to a fire.

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7:04 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

State Still Overpaying Jobless Benefits

Tens of thousands of unemployed Ohioans are continuing to receive overpayments in their monthly government benefit checks.

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12:54 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Grades For Schools To Be Revised

The acting leader of the Ohio Department of Education is being asked to recalculate grade cards for the nine school districts that have been accused of scrubbing student data.

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12:45 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Republicans Aren't Fully Endorsing Kasich's Budget

Republican Governor John Kasich’s proposal for a major shift in Ohio’s taxes plus an overall tax cut, has already been the target of withering criticism from minority Democrats in the legislature. And now, it’s getting a lukewarm reception from some key Republicans.

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1:07 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Terhar Issues Formal Apology

The President of the Ohio Board of Education issued a public apology today, for re-posting a wrongly-attributed quote from Adolph Hitler on her personal Facebook page.

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10:19 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Budget Gurus Analyze Kasich's Spending Plan

With both tax cuts and tax increases in it, along with the expansion of Medicaid, Governor John Kasich’s second budget has generated both praise and controversy.

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1:10 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

County Gets A Head-Start On Covering The Uninsured

Governor Kasich’s decision to expand the state’s Medicaid program will add nearly 300,000 new enrollees. But the expansion won’t take effect until 2014.

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12:42 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Prison Guards Concerned About Budget Cuts

Governor Kasich’s newly proposed two year state budget would make some changes in Ohio’s prisons meant to hold down costs.

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12:33 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Attorney General Cites Systemic Flaws In Cleveland Shooting

More than two months after the police chase and shooting that killed two people in East Cleveland, Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine released the results of his investigation.

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12:41 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Columbus Among Four Ohio Cities Ranked High For Poverty Concentrations

A new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland says poverty is increasingly concentrated within certain neighborhoods – especially in the kinds of cities that dominate Ohio.

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9:58 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Debate Over The Expansion Of Vouchers

Governor Kasich’s new education plan will allow more vouchers to be used for private elementary, middle and high schools.

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6:45 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Crackdown On Synthetic Drugs

They’re labeled “bath salts” or “herbal incense" but Ohio law enforcers say the prices are so astronomical, it’s clear that the products are actually meant to get people high.

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11:03 am
Wed January 30, 2013

State Lawmaker Proposes Election Changes

One Democratic State Senator who has been very outspoken when it comes to how elections are handled in Ohio says voters in the buckeye state need to be protected.

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10:37 am
Wed January 30, 2013

State Funding Cuts To Education = More Local Tax Hikes According To Study

As Republican Governor John Kasich prepares to unveil his own plan for changing the way Ohio pays for schools, debate continues to flare over what the current 2-year state budget has meant for schools.

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1:02 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

UC research links lightning to migraines, headaches

If you’ve ever blamed the weather for a splitting headache, you might be right.  A new University of Cincinnati study finds that lightning may affect the onset of headache and migraines.


“What we found was that on days with lightning around the patients’ homes there was approximately a 30-percent increase in headache activity, or headache occurrence, and also a 30-percent increase in migraine,” said fourth-year medical student Geoff Martin, one of the researchers.

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12:51 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Earthquake Drill Set For Next Week

Ohioans are being urged to practice a specific drill to help them deal with possible earthquakes.

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10:28 am
Mon January 28, 2013

National Teaching Expert Calls Value Added Performance Metric Unreliable

A national education expert speaking in Ohio delivered a less-than-stellar assessment of the nation's school reform efforts.

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12:41 pm
Sat January 26, 2013

Charges Dropped Against Ohio Man Who Applauded School Shooting

A judge has dismissed a criminal charge against an Ohio man who praised the shooter who killed 20 children and 6 adults at a Connecticut school in December. Right after the school massacre, Joseph Resovsky of Columbia Station had written an on-line commentary that outraged many people, and he was charged with inducing panic, but now the charge has been dropped. The American Civil Liberties Union and lawyer Jeffrey Gamso defended Resovsky. At the start of an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen, Gamso reads the inflammatory statement his client had written.

 

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