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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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For the first time in state history, there is now a set of minimum standards for police use of deadly force and recruitment. 

Public school advocates say they have the numbers to prove the funding system for charter schools hurts public school students.


The group behind the proposed state constutitional amendment to legalize marijuana on the ballot this fall has a controversial new mascot.


Democrats on the Ohio Board of Education want an independent investigation into the resignation of the state’s charter schools chief.

The conservative policy group funded by the billionaire Koch Brothers, Americans for Prosperity, is holding its convention in Columbus this weekend. 

A policy group funded by the billionaire Koch Brothers is getting a jump on its weekend summit in Columbus and on the fall 2016 election for US Senate in Ohio by purchasing television ads against Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland. 

Ohio will share in a 71 million dollar settlement against a pharmaceutical company for the way it promoted two of its drugs. 

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The Ohio Ballot Board has approved the language for three issues voters will decide this fall. 

The group that will put a plan before Ohioans this fall to make marijuana legal has kicked off its campaign.

Though there’s some controversy in Ohio around energy standards and proposals, a national group calling for attention to climate change says the state has the power to shift federal policy and demand clean energy development. 

The proposed state constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana will be before Ohio voters this fall. 


Next weekend the state’s leading anti-abortion group will be hosting a presidential candidate – and it’s not Governor John Kasich. 

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Political and higher education leaders participated in a panel discussion on college affordability yesterday in Urbana.


Ford ended production of a series of vans last year, costing 200 workers at its Avon Lake plant their jobs.

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The panel that’s working on police-community relations has come up with drafts of standards on use of force, recruitment and hiring. 

Back to school time means it's time for parents to get updated vaccinations for their children. 

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Democratic State Representative Ron Gerberry is expected to plead guilty to campaign finance charges and resign from his seat.

Less than a month after a deadly off-campus traffic stop, the University of Cincinnati has named a new leadership team to reform its policing practices.

You might see more cars in mall parking lots this weekend. 


A last minute surge in the polls put Governor John Kasich on the primetime stage for the nation's first Republican presidential debate of the 2016 campaign season last night in Cleveland.