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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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1:52 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Republican Ohio Senate Staffers Use Comp Time To Campaign

Jason Mauk

It’s not unusual for Ohio House and Senate staffers to take a leave of absence to run campaigns.

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1:49 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Democrats Want Bill Setting Minimum Early Voting Hours

Minority Democrats in the Ohio Senate are proposing a bill requiring local boards of election to have a minimum amount of early voting hours on weekends and evenings. 

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10:33 am
Mon September 8, 2014

What’s Next In The Debate Over The Common Core Repeal Effort?

Republican State Representative Matt Huffman
Credit State of Ohio

More than a hundred people have participated in the argument over a repeal of the Common Core education standards. 

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10:23 am
Mon September 8, 2014

VA Hospital Town Hall Gathers Vets’ Feedback on Care

After the scandal over long patient wait times and a cover-up of the problem, VA hospitals around the country are holding what they call “Town Hall” meetings with veterans to gather feedback about service. 

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6:49 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Lawmakers Revise Common Core Repeal Language, Clarified Creationism Concerns

Republican State Representative Andy Thompson is a co-sponsor of the new repeal bill
Credit State of Ohio

Majority Republicans in the State Legislature have changed their bill to repeal the Common Core education standards.

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10:07 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Backers Of Voter Identification Bill Trying New Tactic

From left, Rep. John Adams (R-Sidney), Rep. Andrew Brenner (R-Powell), Rep. Matt Lynch (R-Chagrin Falls), Rep. John Becker (R-Cincinnati) and Chris Long of the Ohio Christian Alliance.
Ohio Public Radio

A group of conservative Ohio lawmakers thinks it’s time the legislature pass a bill under consideration that would require voters to show a valid driver’s license or state issued photo i.d. before they can cast a ballot. 

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11:04 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Experts With Role In Developing Common Core Testify Before House Committee

Opponents of the education standards known as Common Core spent a week criticizing that set of standards while supporting a Republican bill to repeal it. 

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9:38 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Ohio’s Lyme Disease-Carrying Tick Population Is Exploding

A new report says Ohio’s population of Lyme disease-carrying ticks has skyrocketed in recent years. 

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6:26 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Task Force Set To Help Ohioans Access Attorneys For Civil Cases

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor

Low income Ohioans who are accused of a crime are appointed a public defender.

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9:55 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Grand Jury Will Investigate Police Shooting In Beavercreek Walmart

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says a grand jury will investigate the recent shooting death of 22-year-old John Crawford III.

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12:43 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Ohio Examining Regulations For Rideshare Companies

Ohio is considering regulating two of the nation’s biggest ride-sharing companies as they start to do business in Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. 

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9:39 am
Mon August 18, 2014

School Costs And Spending Increase, Pinching Family Budgets

Back to school costs are up, and so is the demand for free or donated school supplies. 

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9:29 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Smithsonian Exhibit Helps One Stark County Town Talk About Its Racial Divide

At the end of this week, a Smithsonian exhibition celebrating two landmark bookends of the civil rights movement heads out of Louisville, Ohio. 

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9:28 am
Wed August 13, 2014

State Launches Office To Coordinate Public Assistance Programs

Douglas Lumpkin
Credit bizjournals.com

Officials want to find a better way of connecting the state's numerous public assistance programs with a path to employment and financial independence.

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9:02 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Democrats Accuse Attorney General Of Trying To Thwart Sexual Harassment Investigation

Democrats continue to blast Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine for the way he handled a sexual harassment case in his office.

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11:32 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Toledo Water Crisis Sparks Creation Of Statewide Protocol For Toxin Testing

Toledo’s recent drinking-water ban sparked multiple layers of government to create a uniform statewide protocol to test for toxins from algae blooms in Lake Erie. 

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5:56 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Ohio Attorney General Providing Kits To Prevent Scams On Elderly Ohioans

Senior Citizens are often targets of scammers.

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8:44 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

FitzGerald's Stumbles May Spell Trouble For Down-Ticket Democrats

Dave Cohen
Credit University of Akron

Trailing in fundraising and name recognition, Democrat Ed FitzGerald's gubernatorial hopes were a long shot before a potential scandal broke last week.

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7:14 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Questions About FitzGerald

There are new reports that raise questions about Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ed FitzGerald’s political future. 

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6:46 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Preview Of Court Hearings On Gay Marriage

Many eyes will be on a federal court in Cincinnati later today as it hears two challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. 

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