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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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9:34 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Union Backing Green Energy Petition Drive

A peitition drive is underway that eventually will ask voters to allow the state to borrow 13 billion dollars over a decade to fund green energy projects and businesses. Environmentalists oppose the move. Information about the group behind the drive was sketchy. Now Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has learned one labor union is backing the drive, but the large federation it is part of is not getting involved. 

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8:01 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Ohio Olympian longshot for medal, sure bet as role model

Among the US Olympic athletes is an Ohioan most experts had expected to be a major competitor in the '2016' games - but who shocked the weightlifting community by lifting 319 pounds to qualify for London - and who has an outside chance at bringing home another Buckeye medal.... From member station WCPN, Rick Jackson reports that Holley Mangold is already somewhat known here... for her past feats, her outgoing persona - and for becoming the most unlikely of role models.    

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8:54 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Analysis Of Latest Presidential Poll

The Latest Quinnipiac University Poll shows President Obama holds a six point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Ohio. The President has hit the 50 percent mark in support among likely voters for the first time this year. University of Akron political scientist John Green talks about the numbers with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles.  

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8:47 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Gay Marriage Backers Tout Economic Benefits

Supporters of a proposed ballot issue legalizing same-sex marriage in Ohio say it's a matter of human rights and equality. Now they're saying it's also a matter of making the economy stronger. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports. 

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8:14 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Process To Succeed Retiring Ohio Congressman Begins

Republican Pary officials are fielding inquiries from people who want to run for Congressman Steve LaTourette's seat. He announced his retirement on Tuesday. Bill Rice of member station WCPN in Cleveland reports. 

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6:23 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Unusual Exhibit In Columbus

The Riffe Gallery in Downtown Columbus is hosting an exhibit through mid October featuring artists and works of art that are described as unconventional and unforeseen. Fred Kight of member station WOUB in Athens reports.

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5:52 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Governor Comments On Attendance Data Probe

As the State Auditor continues a comprehensive investigation into alleged data fixing by public school districts, Ohio Governor John Kasich says he supports the probe - but he'll withhold judgment until it's complete. Kasich says he wants the Ohio Board of Education to move forward and resolve the situation quickly so that the public does not question the credibility of the system. State Auditor David Yost hopes to finish the probe by the fall. It began with the Columbus Schools but has since expanded into a statewide probe.

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5:41 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Poll: POTUS Leads In Ohio By Six Points

As he visits the Buckeye State today, anew poll shows President Obama leads Republican challenger Mitt Romney by six points in Ohio, and is favored by at least 50 percent of likely voters in the key battleground states of Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania. 

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1:38 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

LaTourette explains decision to retire

Longtime Republican Congressman Steven LaTourette of Ohio's 14th District is leaving Capitol Hill.

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7:03 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

State doles out first batch of casino tax money

All 88 Ohio counties have just begun divvying up what you might call a jackpot bonanza of money.

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12:49 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Ground Broken On Last Portion Of Towpath Trail

Construction is expected to begin soon to connect the Towpath Trail to Cleveland. The trail follows the route of the Erie Canal from Tuscarawas County to Akron, and officials Monday broke ground on the final leg. Anne Glausser of member station WCPN in Cleveland reports. 

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9:42 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Libertarian Group Joins Lawsuit Over JobsOhio

A Libertarian group is joining the Progressive organization ProgressOhio in its lawsuit against Republican Governor John Kasich's private job-creation board. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports. 

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7:14 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Nursing home citations nearly double

New figures, just released, show that there’s been a noticeable jump in the number of citations against Ohio nursing homes for conditions that have caused, or are likely to cause serious injury or death to residents.

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9:38 am
Mon July 30, 2012

More Presidential Campaiging In Ohio This Week

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty will be in Dayton and Springfield today for a pair of campaign events for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio will be at a Romney rally in Lancaster today. And President Obama is scheduled to visit Ohio later this week. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports. 

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7:07 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Ohio Department of Education added to data investigation

The Ohio auditor’s office will be sampling school districts throughout the state and investigating the state Department of Education as well to find out by this fall how wide-spread the rigging of school enrollment data has been.

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9:47 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Blended Learning feature

Blended Learning is a relatively new idea that was placed into a recently approved legislative package of education changes. The Governor wants to see it in more school districts. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports. 

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9:44 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Lax infection controls in home health care

A survey by a Case Western Reserve University professor shows many home health care agencies are lax in their infection control procedures. Anne Glausser of member station WCPN in Cleveland reports. 

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7:14 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

State reconsiders plan to privatize rest areas

The state is temporarily putting the brakes on its plan to privatize rest areas on state routes, after a deadline for potential developers passed with no one showing any interest. 

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6:59 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

News storms trigger Central Ohio power outages

Storms rolling through Central Ohio this afternoon have left over 14,000 people in Franklin County without power, according to American Electric Power.

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10:07 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Romney camp courts small Ohio businesses

Republicans are hoping to win votes in the presidential race by staging events with small business owners in Ohio and other states this week. Democrats are firing back. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports. 

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