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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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6:53 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Columbus Startup Among Companies At Oil And Gas Drilling Expo

Oil and gas drilling has become a multi-billion dollar industry in Ohio, and many of the major players in the field set-up shop this week at the Oilfield Expo in Cleveland.

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8:56 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Seeking Civil Political Discourse

Many people say politics these days has gotten too bitter and disrespectful.

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12:21 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Senate Votes To Curb Asbestos Lawsuits

The Ohio Senate has approved a bill aimed at curbing duplicate lawsuits over on-the-job asbestos exposure in a state with one of the nation's largest backlogs.

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8:13 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Kasich Invited To Davos

Ohio Governor John Kasich says he has been invited to speak at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland next month.

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5:46 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Dems Say Husted Failing To Comply With Federal Law

Legislative Democrats say Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has not complied with provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 involving the handling of provisional ballots.

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1:38 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Ohio Advocates Worry About Medicaid In Budget Talks

A group of governors from both major political parties met with President Obama and other White House officials to talk about the impact the so-called fiscal cliff could have on states.

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12:24 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Movement On Internet Cafe And Sweepstakes Ban

The clock is ticking toward the end of the Ohio legislature’s 2-year session, and some lawmakers are rushing to complete work on a bill that could close down hundreds of store-fronts that call themselves sweepstakes or internet cafes.

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7:56 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Fewer Deer Killed This Year

State wildlife officials say hunters killed nearly 87-thousand deer during Ohio's week-long gun season that ended Monday.

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7:54 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Kasich Avoiding "Heartbeat" fight

Republican Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus says the so-called "Heartbeat Bill" is dead in the lame-duck session of the legislature.

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11:42 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Some Question Strategy Of New JobsOhio Ad

The private, non profit company that’s charged with creating jobs in Ohio has a new ad campaign.

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11:29 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Tactics In Ohio On Fiscal Cliff Talks

While Congress wrestles with closing a mammoth budget deficit or risk going over what’s being called a fiscal cliff, one side is trying to organize Ohioans to speak out while the other is focusing on negotiations in Washington.

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7:39 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Higher Education Leaders Meet With Kasich

L to R - Gordon Gee, Governor Kasich and Jim Petro
Credit Ohio Public Radio

There was quite a meeting of the minds in Gov. John Kasich’s office, as the presidents of many of Ohio’s public universities and community colleges gathered to put forward their ideas on improving Ohio’s public education system.

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7:17 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Education Changes Pass Ohio House

The Ohio House has approved a bill designed to give school districts more flexibility in making up calamity days.

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7:15 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Senate Leader Blocks "Heartbeat" Bill

The President of the Ohio Senate has taken an unusual step to make sure the so-called "Heartbeat" abortion bill does not come up for a vote during the lame duck session.

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12:51 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Questions About State's Use Of Federal Dollars

Ohio’s anti-corruption watchdog agency says its investigation into the way federal recovery act money was spent for workforce training programs here shows sloppy record-keeping and questionable spending.

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12:44 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Senate Passes Puppy Mill Bill

The Ohio Senate has passed a bill that's meant to crack down on puppy mills. Republican Jim Hughes, one of the sponsors of the legislation, says it will help protect dogs from inhumane conditions.

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12:29 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Reminder From The State Tax Commissioner

If you buy items over the internet or by catalog and the company doesn’t charge you sales tax, you still owe it. That’s the warning from Ohio’s Tax Commissioner.

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12:31 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Kasich On Possible Medicaid Cuts

Ohio Governor John Kasich chaired the U.S. House budget committee in the mid 1990s.

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7:53 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Holiday Traffic Deaths Decline

The State Highway Patrol says preliminary estimates show 11 people were killed on Ohio roadways over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.

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10:35 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Renewed Push To Ban Internet Cafes

For several years now, they’ve sprouted up across Ohio in storefronts, malls, convenience stores and gas stations.

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