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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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After a record-setting 10 million dollar GOP gubernatorial primary battle, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine notched a double digit victory over Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor Tuesday. 

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State and local economic development officials are trying to ease a worker shortage with events this week during what they've dubbed "In-Demand Jobs Week." 

The final early voting numbers for today's primary show a larger turnout through absentee ballot than in the last gubernatorial primary. 

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The gubernatorial primary is the first election for statewide office since Ohio supported Donald Trump in 2016. 

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The four Democratic gubernatorial candidates are making their final pitches to voters during the last few hours of their campaigns, trying to get their vote on Tuesday.

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A new proposal would completely change the current state report card system. The bill would back off of the “A” through “F” grading scheme and offer a more comprehensive view. 

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The Ohio Department of Health is recommending people with certain risk factors receive a hepatitis A vaccine as the number of cases rise statewide. 

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Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is calling on interim Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Mick Mulvaney to resign, after Mulvaney advised bankers on how to lobby to cut the agency's funding stream. 

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A proposed law that would seek to stop discrimination for LGBTQ people is seeing a new wave of support.

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The state's largest online charter school operator is accused of deliberately manipulating student attendance data to defraud the state out of millions of dollars. 

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Ohio Bureau of Workers'  Compensation administrators are asking the agency's board of directors to approve a rebate for employers. 

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed an executive order urging county clerks of court and other agencies to do a better job at entering names and criminal information into a national gun background check system. 

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School districts around the state were forced to change their standardized testing schedules because of a system malfunction earlier this week.  

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The state has rejected a petition submitted by backers of a ballot issue to legalize marijuana. 

A coalition of Ohio businesses is calling on lawmakers to approve a bill adding sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes in discrimination laws.  

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An Ohio House committee has approved a bill to crack down on payday lending without making any changes – a week after the House Speaker resigned and a vote was halted. 

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County leaders are protesting the state's strict boundary lines for wind turbines. 

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General Motors says it will eliminate second shift production of the Chevy Cruze at the Lordstown plant by the end of June, which could cost as many as 15 hundred workers their jobs. 

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A group that advocates for low-income Ohioans has issued its annual report on poverty in the state.  

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Majority Republicans in the Ohio House balked at passing a bill to reform the payday lending industry just hours after the Speaker stepped down amid an FBI inquiry. 

The U.S. Surgeon General has issued an advisory, encouraging more Americans to carry the opioid overdose antidote naloxone.

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Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger says he will resign effective May 1, amid talk of an FBI investigation into his activities. 

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The Ohio Legislature is hearing testimony on dueling gun bills this week.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed into law a bill that strengthens Ohio’s domestic violence laws by closing loopholes and allowing victims access to more services. 

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For the second consecutive month, state personal income tax collections came in at a rate lower than expected. 

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A battle is brewing over payday lending in Ohio. 

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A new bill has been introduced in the Ohio Legislature that includes gun control measures backed by Gov.  John Kasich. 

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The Ohio Department of Transportation has unveiled its list of this year's planned road construction projects

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A dozen employees of Akron-based FirstEnergy came to Columbus Monday to lobby lawmakers and the governor to save two nuclear power plants the firm plans to close.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed the 2.6 billion dollar capital budget bill, which covers state spending on infrastructure, colleges and universities, and community projects for the coming two years. 

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