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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-Elect Trump's top ally in Ohio is leading the effort to unseat Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges.

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Ohio's 18 Electoral College members voted yesterday for Donald Trump as the next president.


Ohio's members of the Electoral College will be gathering in Columbus today to vote for Donald Trump as the next president.

Jo Ingles

Ohioans from all over the state have converged on the Statehouse today to pay their respects to American icon John Glenn, who lies in response in the Capitol’s Rotunda. 

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The U.S. EPA recently issued its full report on the risks of fracking.

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich has vetoed the so-called "Hearbeat Bill" but signed into law a separate ban on abortions after 20 weeks.

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The Ohio House and Senate concluded the lame-duck session yesterday by passing several bills.

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The future of green energy in Ohio is murky after lawmakers decided to continue a freeze on renewable energy standards.


Fighter pilot, astronaut and former US Senator John Glenn has passed away.

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Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel says he'll again challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown in 2018, setting up a rematch of the 2012 race if Mandel wins the primary.

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The Ohio House has passed a bill that blocks local communities from preventing the sale of puppies at pet stores.

The Ohio House has approved a bill making compliance with the state's renewable energy mandates optional for the next three years.

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The Ohio House is calling for a stopgap for the state's unemployment compensation fund with the hopes of coming back to pass a larger reform bill next year.

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The Ohio Senate and House have approved banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. 


A bill to change what employers pay and what benefits workers get out of the state's unemployment compensation fund seems to be stalled at the Statehouse.


Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges is likely to have a challenger when he seeks re-election next month.

Karen Kasler

The first man scheduled to be put to death in Ohio since a problematic execution almost three years ago is asking for life without parole. 

Jo Ingles

A decision by the Ohio Department of Health to order a Dayton area abortion clinic to shut down is drawing criticism and praise. 


Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says a record number of Ohioans cast absentee ballots in the November election.

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Ohio Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni says he's ready to run for Governor in 2018.