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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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11:03 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Future of Hopkins After United

The United Airlines hub that’s leaving Cleveland Hopkins will cost the airport at least 470 jobs. But the move might be a boon to passengers in the long run.

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6:16 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

The Future of Energy Policy Seems Unclear

When support seemed to slow down for last year’s energy bill, it was unclear what would happen to current efficiency standards and policies.

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6:53 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Energy Bill Scam Targeting Ohioans

Many Ohioans are afraid to open their energy bills after the spate of cold weather Ohio has seen in recent weeks.

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8:07 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Shuttered Dayton Area Plant Will Be Revived

Back in 2008, the G-M Moraine plant was shuttered, leaving many Dayton area residents without the good manufacturing jobs that many of the employees had held for years. But there’s good news.

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10:56 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Vehicle Damage Claims On State Roads

Nasty winter weather is often hard on roadways, and the deteriorating pavement can cause damage to cars.

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11:51 am
Mon December 30, 2013

State Upgrades Habitual Drunk Driver Offender Registry

The Ohio Department of Public Safety is expanding its online registry of repeat drunken-drivers.

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11:15 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Proposal Could Provide Extra Boost To Craft Breweries

An Ohio lawmaker has introduced a bill easing restrictions on craft brewery operations.

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7:09 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

ACA Deadline Looms, Sebelius Ensures Website Reliance

A big deadline for the new federal health care law is coming up quickly.

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12:21 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Kasich Expected To Sign Adoption Bill Soon

Ohio Governor John Kasich is poised to sign a new adoption bill into law.

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10:17 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Letson Enters Supreme Court Race

Ohio Democrats have added another name to the growing list of candidates making a run for statewide office next year.

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7:22 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Kearney Off FitzGerald's Ticket

The Democratic lieutenant governor candidate in Ohio who faced hundreds of thousands of dollars in state and federal tax liens says he's dropping out of the race.

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6:17 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Brown Pushes EpiPen Legislation

Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio has been promoting a  federal law designed to protect kids with allergies. 

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12:24 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Ohio Insurance Companies Project A Job Gap, Encourage Veterans To Apply

The state is urging veterans and students to get into the insurance industry.

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11:06 am
Wed December 4, 2013

DeWine Warns Of Possible Scams During Holidays

The state is urging people donating to charity this holiday season to watch for scams.  

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11:44 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday Adds New Element To Shopping Season

Online retailers are preparing for a huge rush of shopping as the holiday weekend wraps up. 

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12:29 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Thousands Must Meet Requirements to Get Food Stamps

Some state lawmakers are urging the governor to change requirements for food assistance.

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8:49 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Biogas Digester Breaking Down Food From Browns Stadium

The Cleveland Browns’  taxpayer funded stadium is now the first professional sports arena using an anaerobic digester to turn food waste into fuel.

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10:27 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Hagan Calls For Report On Large Corporations

As stores prepare for the holiday season, Ohio lawmakers are calling on businesses to make, what they believe to be, more responsible corporate decisions.

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10:05 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Congress Urged To Expand Preschool Programs

A national coalition of law enforcement officers calls on Congress to fully fund preschool programs for low-income children.

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6:14 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

ODNR Considers Need For More Oil And Gas Well Inspectors

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Companies continue to grow their natural gas production from Ohio’s shale formations, and state inspectors play a key role in defending communities and the environment.

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