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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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Politicians and advocates have been sounding off nationwide about what the country should do about gun control policies in the wake of the mass school shooting that killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich proposed several gun law changes he hopes to get through the Republican-dominated  legislature.

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State Auditor David Yost says he's backing a bill designed to help the state recover money spent on fraudulent payments to Medicaid providers. 

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State lawmakers have released their 2.6 billion dollar capital improvements budget.

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An Ohio lawmaker has introduced a proposed fix for problems with the state commerce department's process in the medical marijuana program.

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The former head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says he’s concerned about the agency's directional shift.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has apparently changed his views on gun regulations. 

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The state says human error led to a Hilliard company's inadvertent exclusion from the proposed list of the dozen large-scale growers for Ohio's medical marijuana program.

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A lawsuit has been filed over a newly signed state law that bans abortion at the point a Down Syndrome diagnosis is made.

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Majority Republicans in the Ohio House have unveiled a plan to overhaul the state's education system by consolidating several departments into one, including the Ohio Department of Education and of Higher Education.

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Republican Lieutenant Governor and gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor is pulling back an earlier statement in which she said she wouldn't vote for her primary opponent if he becomes the party's nominee.

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Attorneys for the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow and the Ohio Department of Education traded jabs before the Ohio Supreme Court yesterday over how the state should fund schools and if that funding should be tied to just enrollment or student participation.

akronschools.com

Akron Public Schools superintendent David James is defending himself against allegations the district improperly handles student behavior and discipline.

ecotohio.org

The Ohio Board of Education has voted to recoup more than 19 million dollars in overpayments to the state’s largest online charter school operator, which closed last month. 

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Republican state Auditor David Yost says he has found problems with the process for scoring applications for medical marijuana cultivator licenses. 

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Some Republican state lawmakers are preparing to propose legislation  giving tax breaks to the surviving spouses of first  responders killed in the line of duty. 

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Majority Republicans in the Ohio House soon plan to introduce a bill sending to college a group of kids whose parents are addicted to opioids and other drugs. 

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The Ohio Republican Party has voted to endorse Attorney General Mike DeWine as their gubernatorial candidate. 

cleveland.com

Ohio Governor John Kasich has delayed next week's scheduled execution of death row inmate Raymond Tibbits. 

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The city council in the Summit County town of Green last night approved a settlement with developers of the Nexus natural gas pipeline.  

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The Ohio Senate has approved a bill making the state's temporary sales tax holiday permanent. 

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A former infantry field surgeon-turned-venture capitalist has made an 11th-hour entry into the gubernatorial race. 

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The Ohio Supreme Court has made two rulings involving separate but related abortion cases. 

State income tax collections for January exceeded projections.  

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A deal has been reached on a Congressional redistricting plan. 

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While the stock market was taking a major dive on Monday, President Trump was in the Cincinnati area to drum up public support for the unpopular Republican tax cut package. 

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State lawmakers are trying to decide whether to allow utilities to raise customer rates to bail out their struggling nuclear power plants. 

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Republican Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor is running in the gubernatorial race, as is Democratic former State Representative Connie Pillich. 

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Dublin-based Cardinal Health says it will work with the state on new rules cracking down on suspicious orders of prescription pain killers and other drugs.

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Four female Democratic state lawmakers are calling on the head of the Ohio House to take action against a Republican lawmaker who made derogatory comments  at a going away party for a former staffer.

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