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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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12:40 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

State Minimum Wage To Increase In January

Ohioans who work for the state’s minimum wage will be getting a pay hike next year.

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News
6:57 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

High Court Declines To Intervene In JobsOhio/Goodman Dispute

The Ohio Supreme Court has decided not to get involved in an unusual case where a state agency sued another state agency's director.

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6:52 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Historic Settlement Reached With Bank Of America

A $2.4 billion class action lawsuit has been settled against one of the nation’s largest banks in favor of investors who lost billions…including two of the state’s largest pension systems.

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News
12:45 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

New Ex-Felons Law Taking Effect

A new law designed to remove some roadblocks for ex-felons looking for jobs takes effect today.

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Election Coverage
9:41 am
Fri September 28, 2012

U.S. Senate Race Remains Nasty, Expensive

Republican State Treasurer and U.S Senate candidate Josh Mandel says changes are needed in Washington to push action on the budget deficit and national debt.

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News
9:38 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Probe Of Columbus Schools Discipline Completed

The Ohio Legal Rights Service has concluded its six-month investigation into alleged misuse of seclusion and restraint at Columbus City Schools.

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9:32 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Deer-Vehicle Crashes Decline

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says there were more than 22-thousand deer-vehicle collisions in Ohio last year.

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News
10:13 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Over-prescribing Anti-psychotic Drugs For Kids?

State child welfare officials are launching a one million dollar study to determine whether anti-psychotic drugs are being over-prescribed for kids on Medicaid, especially those in foster care.

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News
10:05 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Author To Discuss Health Effects Of Plant Emissions

A physician and advocate for clean air is in Cleveland today to talk with college students about the adverse health effects of emissions from coal-fired power plants.

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News
9:59 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Governor Signs Pension Bills

Governor John Kasich has signed a package of bills that supporters say shore up Ohio's five public pension funds.

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Election Coverage
9:45 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Romney Stumps For Small Business Vote In Ohio

Westerville South High School and a Bedford Heights manufacturing plant were two of the three stops GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney made in Ohio yesterday.

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Election Coverage
9:41 am
Thu September 27, 2012

POTUS Woos Ohio College Students

President Obama courted the student vote yesterday during campaign stops at Bowling Green State and Kent State universities.

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Election Coverage
9:07 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Poll shows Obama lead in swing states

A new poll shows President Barack Obama opening a double-digit lead over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in two of three key swing states.  Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler looks into the numbers in Ohio.

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News
6:37 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Some Ohio job seekers cautiously hopeful

After 11 straight months of gradually dropping, Ohio's official unemployment rate has remained steady for the past 3 months.  Although it's unclear where the 7.2% jobless rate will be heading, some of Ohio's job seekers see hopeful signs that the economy is improving.  

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News
5:44 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Voter's group gives elections chief poor grade

Voters First's Diedre Reese with Jon Husted's report card.
Jo Ingles OPR

Ohio’s top elections official, Jon Husted, is getting failing marks from a group that says it is representing the rights of Ohio voters. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has more on the story. 

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News
5:13 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Mortgage settlement means money for homeowners

Tens of thousands of Ohioans are in line to collect hundreds or thousands of dollars as part of that settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers. They were accused of proceeding with foreclosures without examining each individual case. 

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News
7:17 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Statewide Impact Of Westerville Levy Repeal Being Tossed From Ballot

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that an attempt to repeal a 2009 levy in a school district in central Ohio will not be on the ballot this fall.

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News
12:54 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Another Drug Arrest Fueled By Bad Driving

It’s becoming a regular occurrence on Ohio highways - suspected drug traffickers get arrested because of their poor driving skills.

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12:46 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Strickland Slams Romney Over Video Comments

Former Gov. Ted Strickland appears to be continuing the “attack dog” role he took on at the Democratic National Convention, going after Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney.

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11:28 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Inmate Says He's Too Heavy For Execution

An Ohio inmate convicted for a 1983 murder says his scheduled lethal injection should be canceled. The man claims the execution process would not work and amount to torture because he's so obese.

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