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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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Survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence now have a free way to talk to a trained advisor at any time of day and from anywhere in Ohio. 

Gov. John Kasich gives his annual State of the State speech is likely to be a little different this year.

Supporters of medical marijuana may begin collecting signatures to put the issue on the November ballot in Ohio. 

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The fight over a ballot proposal to put ethics restrictions on state lawmakers and cut their pay is headed to the Ohio Supreme Court.


A national author who's compared voting opportunities and limitations in different states says Ohio has room for improvement. 

The state wants Ohioans to speak out on what they want students to learn in school. 

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A new report shows growth in clean energy jobs in Ohio.

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The ACLU of Ohio and the Ohio Justice and Policy Center have released a report detailing recommendations for criminal justice reform.

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Ohio Democratic Party chair David Pepper says he believes the number of Ohioans affiliated with the party will shrink because some crossed over to vote in the GOP presidential primary. 

Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohi is introducing legislation to help crack down on wage theft.


Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich won his first presidential primary, here in his home state.


There were no surprises in the 16 Congressional races in Tuesday's primary election. There were no contested primaries in six of the contests.

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Nearly two thirds of Democratic voters chose former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland in the US Senate primary. 


Governor John Kasich won last night's Republican presidential primary in Ohio, besting billionaire Donald Trump and keeping his campaign alive.

A public-records audit conducted by student journalists across Ohio in January found nearly half of employees at public universities failed to follow state law and provide public records.

Ohio’s primary is next Tuesday, and both parties are targeting voters here.

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State officials and businesses are teaming up to bring more fresh food to low-income and underserved areas.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich kicked off his Republican presidential statewide campaign yesterday in Columbus.


A conservative-leaning think tank has issued a list of what it calls "ridiculous" requests from local communities in the state's capital improvements budget proposal.


Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says two 14-year-old Madison Junior/Senior High School students knew a boy had a gun at school before he allegedly opened fire in the cafeteria, injuring four other students.