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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
Wed May 27, 2015

Hopes And Expectations Surround Police Reform Agreement

Mayor Frank Jackson (center) flanked by U.S. Attorney for Northeast Ohio Steve Dettelbach (left) and Vanita Gupta of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division (right).
Brian Bull

Cleveland leaders and federal officials jointly presented a 105-page document yesterday that they say will reform the city's police department. 

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9:31 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Murder Victim’s Husband Says Witnessing Execution Of Her Killer Changed His Mind

David Brewer was the ninth person executed by the state of Ohio since capital punishment was reinstated.
Credit wikipedia

The survivor of a murder victim who witnessed the killer’s execution now says he has second thoughts about capital punishment. 

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9:22 am
Wed May 27, 2015

The Generation Gap In Care For Developmentally Disabled In Ohio

The care of Ohioans with developmental disabilities has changed dramatically in the past few decades. 

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7:26 am
Tue May 26, 2015

First Lady Speaks At Oberlin

First Lady Michelle Obama at Oberlin College
Credit whitehouse.gov

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the graduation ceremony for the Oberlin College class of 2015 yesterday.

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7:16 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Cleveland Reaches Settlement With Feds Over Police Practices

Protesters wait to be charged in weekend clashes with police following the acquittal of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo
Credit cleveland.com

A senior federal law enforcement official says the city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over its report showing police engage in a pattern or practice of using excessive force and violating the civil rights of citizens. 

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7:10 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Marijuana Legalization Efforts Prompt Calls For Changing Amendment Process

The possibility of a state constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana and create 10 official growing sites has critics saying it's time to change the way amendments are brought to voters.

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8:01 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Local Man To Challenge Portman

Don Eckhart
Credit cincinnati.com

A central Ohio conservative says he plans to challenge Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio in the primary next year.

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7:10 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Ohio University Looking For At Least One New Leader

Ryan Lombardi
Credit ohio.edu

Ohio University is looking for a new Vice President for Student Affairs and possibly a provost.

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6:38 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Changes In PARCC Testing Coming Next School Year

Students in Ohio, 10 other states and the District of Columbia will spend 90 minutes less next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to the requirements.

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6:17 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Lawmakers Honor Fallen Ohio Soldiers

Ohio Medal of Distinction
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State lawmakers yesterday honored six Ohio members of the military who died recently in U.S. combat operations by awarding their families a medal created by law in 2009.

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6:55 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Black Lawmakers Call For Calm, Changes Ahead Of Brelo Verdict

Officer Michael Brelo
Credit wkyc.com

A group of African-American state lawmakers wants changes in criminal justice laws.

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6:40 am
Thu May 21, 2015

New Edison Figure Ready For National Statuary Hall

Credit Ohio Public Radio

A statue honoring Ohio-born inventor Thomas Edison was unveiled yesterday at the Statehouse and will soon make its way to Washington, DC. 

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9:27 am
Wed May 20, 2015

New Study Shows Too Many Ohio Kids Lack Families

A new report shows too many Ohio children lack families of their own. 

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9:23 am
Wed May 20, 2015

US Attorney General Visits Cincinnati

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with city, police and community leaders in Cincinnati today during the first stop on a multi-city tour discussing new and collaborative policing strategies. 

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6:11 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Washington Group Opposes Ohio Term Limits

Credit Facebook

Opponents are fighting a proposal extending term limits for state lawmakers from eight to 10 years.

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5:56 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Sittenfeld Says He's Staying In U.S. Senate Race

P.G. Sittenfield
Credit twitter

Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate P.G. Sittenfeld says he’s not dropping out of the race despite the fact that Former Democratic Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has a considerable lead in the polls and potential fundraising.

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9:53 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Lawsuit Settlement Will Put Over 150,000 Low-Income Ohioans Back On Medicaid

More than 150,000 Ohio Medicaid beneficiaries who had their coverage dropped at the beginning of this year will now be reinstated. 

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9:48 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Bill Addresses Officer Training Hours Cap, Education Requirement But Avoids Continuing Education

Credit Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio lawmakers are responding to a report on police officer training by proposing changes to the laws on basic training and recruitment. 

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6:36 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Group Challenges Ohio Voting Procedures

Credit Facebook

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is criticizing a new federal lawsuit against the state's voting procedures as politically motivated.

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9:23 am
Mon May 11, 2015

FirstEnergy Making Push For New Plan, Opponents Dub It A Coal Plant Bailout

Akron-based FirstEnergy is pushing a plan that would result in higher electric bills for the next three years. 

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