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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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News
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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News
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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News
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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News
12:34 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Ohioans Benefitting From Mortgage Settlement

Remember how 5 major mortgage lenders were accused of not playing by the rules and they settled complaints against them by agreeing to offer millions of dollars in concessions? Well, there's word that thousands of Ohio homeowners are taking advantage of those offers.

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News
10:07 am
Wed November 21, 2012

No Evidence Of Corruption By Kasich Staffers

Three staffers for Ohio Governor John Kasich have been cleared of accusations that they engaged in political activity while getting paid by the state for their government work.

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News
10:03 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Ohio Graduation Test To Be Replaced

Education leaders in Ohio have agreed on a plan to do away with the current Ohio Graduation Test that every student must pass in order to get a high school diploma. But in an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles, the Ohio Department of Education’s John Charlton explains that test will be replaced with others as requested by Ohio lawmakers.

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News
9:47 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Court Suspends Dann's Law License

The law license of Ohio’s former attorney general has been suspended by the Ohio Supreme Court.

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News
9:45 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Private School Vouchers For Disabled Children Still Available

Ohio is passing out another round of vouchers for private schools…and the recipients are parents of children with physical and learning disabilities. The demand for the vouchers, though, is nowhere near as high as the supply, at least for now.

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News
9:02 am
Tue November 20, 2012

SUPCO Applicant List Released

The Democratic Ohio Supreme Court justice who lost her election bid is not among the applicants for a coming vacancy to a separate seat.

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News
12:43 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Food Stamp Cuts Won't Be As Severe

Thousands of Ohio food stamp users are getting some good news --- their monthly food stamp allotment won't be cut as much as earlier planned.

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News
11:38 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Reaction To Ohio's Decision On Health Exchange

Ohio Governor John Kasich has made official what many in the state already suspected.

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Election Coverage
7:04 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Counting Provisional Ballots

County boards of elections will be starting the process of counting provisional ballots this weekend.

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Election Coverage
7:02 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Defeated Republican Justice Won't Seek Open Spot

A justice bounced from the bench by voters last week won’t try to stay on the court, even though a vacancy is opening up.

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News
6:53 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Jobless Rate In Ohio Falls To Lowest Level In Four Years

Ohio’s official unemployment has dropped once again as 6.9 per cent is the new rate for October, down from the 7.1 per cent revised rate in September.

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News
10:21 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Attorney General Looks To Close Loophole In Drug Law

Ohio's top cop is calling on state legislators to crack down again on synthetic drugs that he calls deadly.

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News
10:03 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Puppy Mill Crackdown Passes House

A crackdown on so-called “puppy mills” in Ohio is closer to law, after many years and many rewrites.

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News
9:47 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Bill To Reduce Planned Parenthood Funding Heads To House

An Ohio house committee has recommended a bill that would re-prioritize funding for family planning services so that Planned Parenthood would be last on the list.

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News
4:54 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

State Appeals Provisional Ballots Ruling

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is appealing a federal district judge's

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News
10:22 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Proposed rules on puppy mills pass House committee

An Ohio House committee has passed a bill that would put restrictions on puppy mills in Ohio. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, there is mixed reaction to the legislation. 

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News
7:08 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

State Executes 49th Inmate Since 1999

Convicted murderer Brett Hartman was executed today with a lethal injection.

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