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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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Vice President Mike Pence says the administration will repeal the Affordable Care Act by the end of the summer.

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The Ohio Senate passed a controversial bill that bans the abortion method most often used after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

The Ohio Senate has unanimously approved a bill called, “Judy’s Law.”

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Facing an end-of-the-week deadline for the two-year state budget bill to be signed by the Governor, state lawmakers will vote on it today.

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A bill banning a common procedure used in most second trimester abortions has been approved by an Ohio Senate committee. 

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The Ohio Senate has approved it's version of the two-year state budget bill.

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A state small businesses tax cut is under fire from Democrats and some Republicans who say the current budget situation shows it's time to repeal it.

Over the weekend a Columbus City Schools official said termination was in the works for an employee who posted hateful comments against LGBTQ people and the city's Pride Festival on his Facebook page.

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The state auditor says his office will review how the Ohio Department of Education handles disciplinary complaints. 

Today is the deadline for small medical marijuana cultivators to apply for a state license.

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The state schools superintendent is recommending cutting some mandated state tests, and suggesting local districts consider trimming tests for teacher evaluations.

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Local government leaders say their communities are losing money in the latest two-year state budget proposal, which could create a domino effect statewide.

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As the state’s budgetary shortfall approaches one billion dollars, a small business tax cut adopted four years ago is getting renewed attention.

The Ohio House and Senate increased the amount the state will spend on its 610 school districts beyond Governor John Kasich’s original budget proposal. 

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Ohio law prohibits firearms inside school buildings, but school boards can give individuals permission to carry.  

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A national Republican pollster says it's too early to predict what might happen in next year's gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races.

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Faith leaders came to the Statehouse Wednesday to speak out on payday lending. 


Ohio Republican Congressman and former combat surgeon Brad Wenstrup was pressed into action this morning during the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice.


Ohio Senate Democrats are criticizing the changes Majority Republicans made to the House version of the two-year state budget bill the GOP says will deal with a deficit that could be a billion dollars.

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Abortion rights activists staged a demonstration at the Statehouse Tuesday as a Republican-backed bill banning an abortion procedure was introduced in committee.

Ohio's largest online charter school operator has promised to continue its fight with the Ohio Department of Education. 

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The Senate has unveiled its version of the two-year state budget.

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Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate today unveil their version of the two-year state budget bill as a projected deficit widens ahead of a June 30 deadline.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich says 700 new jobs are coming to the Dublin area.

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State lawmakers are considering a bill changing the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation.

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Ohio lawmakers are considering giving farmers a break on their rising property tax bills.

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State lawmakers have been working to find ways to cut 800 million dollars from the two-year state budget bill.

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A controversial abortion bill Governor John Kasich vetoed at the end of last year has been reintroduced in the Ohio legislature.

A study by a pro-charter school group shows open enrollment in public schools helped improve student academic achievement.

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The state budget office is reporting income tax revenues were below projections in May.