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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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7:09 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Potential Senate Candidate Strickland Tries To Downplay Any Political Overtones Of His Work On Coal

As former Democratic Ohio Governor Ted Strickland nears a decision on running for the U.S. Senate, he is seeking to tamp down any political overtones of his work in Appalachian coal.

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10:03 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Education Leaders React To Governor Kasich’s Proposed School Funding Formula

Education leaders are sorting through the details of Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposed changes to the state's school funding formula. 

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7:11 am
Thu February 5, 2015

State Releases New School Funding Formula Projections

State Budget Director Tim Keen
Credit omb.oh.gov

The state budget office has released preliminary district-level spending figures out of Ohio Governor John Kasich's proposed changes to the school funding formula.

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6:54 am
Thu February 5, 2015

More Than 200 Thousand Ohioans Sign Up For ACA Insurance

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says more than 200 thousand Ohioans have signed up for coverage during the current enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act as of last Friday.  Spokesperson Kathleen Falk:

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8:11 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Charter School Failure Leaves State, Students Scrambling

The controversial sponsor of eight northeast Ohio charter schools is going out of existence and the state is trying to help the schools come up with alternatives.

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4:48 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Governor Gets Support For Severance Tax Increase

Ohio Governor John Kasich’s plan to increase the severance tax is getting some support from an unlikely source

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8:15 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Kasich Budget Plan Changes School Funding Formula

Ohio Governor John Kasich's two year state budget proposal changes the school funding formula.

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7:12 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Kasich Budget Plan Includes Tax Cuts, Tax Increases, And Medicaid Expansion

Governor John Kasich
Credit State of Ohio

Ohio Governor John Kasich's third state budget plan unveiled yesterday brings back some proposals budget watchers and state lawmakers have seen before.

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9:14 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Pot Legalization Group Reveals Names Of Investors

Former University of Cincinnati and NBA star Oscar Robertson is one of the investors in the ResponsibleOhio effort.
Credit Cincinnati Enquirer

The group trying to get marijuana legalization onto the November ballot has unveiled the list of investors backing their controversial effort.

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1:59 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Police Close Troubled North Side Club; State Lawmaker Proposes Related Legislation

Credit Facebook

Columbus police on Friday closed a troubled after-hours club in the 5 thousand block of Karl Road.

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6:43 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Will Former Ohio Governor Strickland Run For U.S. Senate?

The Youngstown Vindicator newspaper reports former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will challenge Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman next year. 

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9:45 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

State Officeholders Blast Marijuana Legalization Plans

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (L) and Ohio Auditor David Yost at Thursday's AP forum
Credit Ohio Public Radio

Four state officeholders discussed their positions on various issues Thursday during an Associated Press forum. 

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8:37 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Annual Count Of Local Homeless To Be Conducted Tonight

The Community Shelter Board leads the eleventh annual "Point In Time" count of the homeless population in Columbus and Franklin County tonight. 

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6:34 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Ohio, Kentucky Form Plan To Fund New Brent Spence Bridge

Ohio Governor John Kasich (L) and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear
Credit cincinnati.com

The governors of Ohio and Kentucky have proposed a 50 percent discount on tolls for frequent users of the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River in Cincinnati in an effort to accelerate plans to replace the aging structure. 

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6:03 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Ohio Congressman Switches Stance On Abortion

Ohio Democratic congressman Tim Ryan has switched his position and now supports abortion rights. 

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5:57 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Legislative Republicans Unveil Agenda

Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate are pushing for colleges to cut tuition costs by 5 percent and creation of a prison where drug addicted inmates can get treatment.

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7:44 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Environmental Groups Voice Hope For Green Legislation

Environmental advocates are weighing in on what they’d like to see accomplished at the Statehouse this year.

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10:58 am
Wed January 28, 2015

More Abortion Legislation On The Way

Proposed new regulations on abortion could be among the first measures that lawmakers will see in the new session of the Ohio General Assembly. 

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10:40 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Ohio House Democrats Lay Out Priorities Ahead Of Budget Proposal

Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood), surrounded by fellow Democratic House members, discusses legislative priorities for the year inside the Ladies Gallery of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.
Bradley Parks

Facing an historically strong Republican majority -- Ohio House Democrats are sticking to their platforms and laying out their priorities for the coming General Assembly. 

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6:24 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Charter Schools Want More Public School Money

Charter school bakers are asking state lawmakers to support legislation they say will help make their schools more effective.

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