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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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More information, including allegations of harassment, is coming out against now-former Republican State Representative Wes Goodman.

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The Ohio EPA this week is planning to issue new notices of violations against Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the Rover natural gas pipeline.

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Researchers are predicting modest growth in Ohio holiday retail sales this year compared with last.

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Several communities are answering their own questions about what is and is not public record when it comes to police body camera footage. 

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Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate William O'Neill says he has deleted a social media post outlining his sexual history after being criticized in part for potentially identifying some of the women.

A Facebook post from the only Democratic justice on the Ohio Supreme Court is causing some to call for his resignation. 

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Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill, who is the only Democrat holding statewide elected office, says he stands by a controversial Facebook post, in which he disclosed he’d had more than 50 lovers and revealed some identifying details about them. 

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Two Republican state lawmakers and a Democratic Senate staffer have resigned in the last month – all over what’s been termed “inappropriate behavior”.

The Ohio Senate has approved a measure banning abortions based on a diagnosis of Down Syndrome.

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After months of speculation, it appears a shake-up in the Democratic race for governor next year is starting. 

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was in Columbus yesterday to promote the  1.5 trillion dollar Republican tax plan being considered on Capitol Hill.

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A Republican state lawmaker is backing a bill to reduce the number of young students suspended from school. 

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Tuesday's shootings at multiple locations in Northern California and other mass killings in the U.S. are prompting more debate about gun control.

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The relationship between Ohio Governor John Kasich and education leaders has been troubled for years.

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Some political analysts think one Republican lawmaker’s plan to remove the only Democratic Justice on the Ohio Supreme Court could backfire. 

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Ohio Governor John Kasich is sharing his thoughts on Tuesday’s election results. 

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Ohio State's former football coach Jim Tressel is among those who are talking about suicide and what the state is doing to prevent it. 

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Citizens or groups have convinced Ohio voters to approve three laws. Issue 2 would have been the fourth if it had passed on Tuesday.

The debate over Issue 2 stirred a fight over the rising cost of drug prices and if the proposal would actually bring those prices down. It was a fight that ultimately became the most expensive ballot campaign in Ohio history.

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Issue 1, the constitutional amendment that gives crime victims legal standing, was overwhelming approved by Ohio voters at the ballot box. 

Though there were two statewide issues, several big mayoral and local elections and more than 1500 levies and other issues on ballots across Ohio, Election Night 2017 didn’t bring out voters in big numbers.

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Cardinal Health, which has been named in a number of lawsuits and exposés over the opioid crisis, is making changes in it's leadership.

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The state says its budget projections for last month were on target.

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The Ohio House has put the state a step closer to becoming the third in the nation to pass a ban on abortions after a Down Syndrome diagnosis.

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The Ohio House has approved two bills requiring more checks for those who administer  food stamp programs.

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Two weeks after the resignation of a Republican state senator because of sexual harassment claims, other reports of inappropriate  behavior by other state lawmakers have surfaced.

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Issue 1 on next week's ballot - the victim's rights measure known as Marsy's Law - is well behind the big money involved in the Drug Price Relief Act known as Issue 2.

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Textbooks can cost college students thousands of dollars a semester. State lawmakers are considering a plan to change that.

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The state Controlling board has approved the Ohio Medicaid director's request for 264 million dollars in funding needed to qualify for 638 million in federal matching funds for Medicaid. 

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking the five drug makers he is suing for their alleged role in the state's opioid crisis to begin immediate settlement talks.

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