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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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President Trump's ban on accepting refugees from several Middle East countries was the reason hundreds of people rallied yesterday at the Glenn airport in Columbus.

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Two Pike County men have been arrested on drug charges in a federal, state and local investigation. One of those charged is related to the eight members of the Rhoden family who were murdered last year. 

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State investigators are ramping up their efforts to put an end to human trafficking by taking a closer look at current statistics and data.

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A nationwide march for women’s rights will be held in Washington D.C. on Saturday. 

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Columbus Public Health says over the last two weeks, hospitalizations from the flu have risen to the highest level recorded this season.

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This Friday's inauguration of President-Elect Trump has sparked rallies and demonstrations around the country. Progressive groups in Ohio are trying to save programs such as the Affordable Care Act and Social Security.

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A federal rule aimed at holding for-profit colleges accountable could get another look if Betsy DeVos becomes U.S. education secretary in the Trump administration.

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A grassroots effort is underway to raise awareness of women's rights.

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Central Ohio will pause today to remember the life and legacy of slain civil rights activist Doctor Martin Luther King Junior.

Jo Ingles

As the fight over the Affordable Care Act takes place in Washington D.C., the consequences are being weighed here in Ohio. 

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has been warning state tax revenues are below expectations and the upcoming two-year state budget will be tighter than in the past.

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Ohio's leading anti-death penalty group is calling on Governor John Kasich to halt future executions, including one scheduled for next month.

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Last month, Ohio Governor John Kasich warned a tough state budget process is ahead.

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The U.S. Department of the Interior has declared the Eldean Covered Bridge near Troy as a National Historic Landmark, citing it as the longest example of bridges designed by Stephen Long in the 19th century.

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Cleveland authorities have confirmed remains found in a seat of a plane that vanished from radar after taking off from Burke Lakefront Airport on December 29  are human. 

Dayton is one of several cities urging the Ohio Supreme Court to reject a law that restricts municipalities from using traffic enforcement cameras.

Jo Ingles

The Ohio Republican Party has a new leader. 

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Ohio's Governor and two U.S. Senators are weighing in on plans by Congressional Republicans and the incoming Trump administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Ohio farmers are seeing their property taxes increase dramatically thanks to a formula used to set a value on their farmland.

19 states, including Ohio, will see their minimum wages increase on January 1st.

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