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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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Election Coverage
9:57 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Final U.S. Senate Debate


As supporters railed against one another outside last night's U.S Senate debate in Cincinnati, the two candidates traded barbs inside.

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News
9:47 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Diebold Won't Build HQ In Green


North-Canton-Based Voting Machine maker Diebold says it's "indefinitely" delaying plans to build a new global headquarters in the Summit County city of Green.

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News
10:11 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Huntington To Add Jobs

Steinour Soundbite

Columbus-based Huntington Bank says it will start offering its own brand of credit card next year.

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Election Coverage
9:32 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Ryan Stumps In Cleveland

Ryan Soundbite

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will make eight stops during a weekend campaign swing through Ohio.

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election coverage
8:43 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

SB 5 encouraged teachers to run statewide

This time last year, Ohio airwaves were flooded with political ads urging people to vote for or against Senate Bill 5. That was the state law that would have curbed public employees ability to collectively bargain, and it lost -- big. After that election many teachers decided they want to become a more direct part of the legislative process. And StateImpact Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports they’re now hoping to switch their classrooms for the Statehouse.

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News
12:41 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Another Attempt To Block Turnpike Privatization

Democrats in the Ohio legislature are continuing to fight that plan from Republican governor John Kasich to privatize the Ohio Turnpike.

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Election Coverage
12:23 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

State Issue 1

State Issue 1 on the November ballot asks voters if Ohio should convene a state constitutional convention.

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Election Coverage
12:26 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Mandel Proposes Replacement For Health Care Law

Republican U.S Senate Candidate Josh Mandel has released a 10 point plan that would be an alternative to the federal health care law.

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Election Coverage
9:30 am
Tue October 23, 2012

VPOTUS Stumps In Northeast Ohio

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are scheduled to appear today at a campaign rally in Dayton.

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Election Coverage
9:28 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Controversial Billboards Coming Down

An outdoor advertising company says it's pulling voter-fraud billboards in Ohio and Wisconsin after complaints that they were meant to intimidate African-American voters.

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Election Coverage
9:25 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Poll Shows POTUS Up 5 In Ohio

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows President Obama has a five point lead in Ohio over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

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election coverage
5:43 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Group behind redistricting ballot issue catches up on campaign

The group that’s backing a proposed change to Ohio’s constitution over redistricting is putting ads on the air statewide…..three weeks after the group opposing the change first put their spots out. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

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Election Coverage
11:08 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Incivility Continues As Campaign Season Drags On

Ohio has been a key swing state in the last three presidential races. But it likely has never been as polarized and bitter as it is right now.

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news
10:35 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Ohio's Jobless Rate Falls

Ohio’s official unemployment rate has dropped again.

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News
9:50 am
Fri October 19, 2012

No Clemency For Hartman

The Ohio Parole Board has declined for a third time to recommend clemency for 38-year-old Brett Hartman.

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Election Coverage
9:32 am
Fri October 19, 2012

2nd Senate Debate Held In Columbus

The second debate in the U.S. Senate race last night in Columbus was heated.

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election coverage
9:10 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Polling places prepared to help disabled voters

Ohioans who are vision impaired or are not able to walk easily should find it relatively easy to cast ballots at polling places.

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News
8:42 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Medical leaders and lawmakers discuss health care reform

Despite some uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act, Northeast Ohio healthcare providers and lawmakers have been talking with each other about plans for implementing the law in Ohio. WCPN's Anne Glausser attended one gathering and has this report.

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Election Coverage
9:58 am
Thu October 18, 2012

CMC Hosts Issue 2 Debate

State Issue 2 on the November ballot has strong coaltions of supporters and opponents.

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Election Coverage
9:55 am
Thu October 18, 2012

County Residents Charged With Illegal Voting

Three Franklin County Residents have been charged with voting or attempting to vote twice.

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