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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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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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1:42 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Proposed Tweak To Teacher Evaluation System

A new system is being used to determine the value of Ohio’s teachers, and education officials are already asking lawmakers to make some changes to the process.

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1:02 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

State Considers Changes To 740 Area Code

The state wants to know what you think about a potential area code change. While the region takes up central and southeastern Ohio, regulators want to gather as much input as possible from anyone around the state.

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1:07 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Group Spreads Message on Guy Fawkes Day

“Remember, remember the fifth of November.”

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12:30 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Hospitals Look To Reduce Readmission Rates

Hospitals are beginning to feel the sting of new fines based on higher readmission rates.

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12:52 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Anti-abortion Groups Split Over Medicaid Expansion

The fight over Medicaid expansion has shown a deep split between Republicans who support Gov. Kasich on the issue and those who oppose his decision to go ahead with it.

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12:46 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Lawmaker Seeks Data On Babies Born To Drug Addicts

State officials want to do more for babies born with health problems from drug-addicted mothers.

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12:49 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Bill Would Give Medicaid Expansion Savings To Taxpayers

One of the Republican Senators who voted to allow the state to accept two and a half billion federal dollars for Medicaid expansion has introduced a bill to give Ohioans a tax break.

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11:48 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Rock Hall Celebrating Rolling Stones This Week

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland pay tribute this week to the 50-year career of the Rolling Stones.

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12:57 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Democrats Introduce Equal Pay Bill

Some Democrats at the Ohio Statehouse have introduced a bill that would require women and men earn equal salaries for equal work.

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12:53 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Internet Cafes Closing

Companies are shutting down now that Ohio’s revised gambling laws are in effect.

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12:46 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Senate Bill Sets Rules For Minor Parties To Make Ballot

The Ohio Senate has approved a bill that leaders of minor parties criticize for making it harder to get recognition on the ballot.

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2:41 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Advocates Against Domestic Violence Say Victims Need More Help

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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11:05 am
Mon September 30, 2013

How Kasich Could Expand Medicaid Without Legislative Approval

Beginning Tuesday, Ohioans can sign up on the new marketplace for health insurance called exchanges. But thousands of low income Ohioans would be eligible for Medicaid coverage if the state were to expand the program.

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12:35 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Advocates Say Revisting Energy Policies Hurts Investments

In the last five years significant investments have been made in Ohio to develop renewable energy. Advocates say this is because of the standards implemented by state lawmakers. 

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1:39 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Groups Sound Off On Obama’s Call For Carbon Emission Standards

Ohio groups are sounding off in reaction to President Obama’s call for reduced carbon emissions from new power plants.

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7:24 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Attorney General Candidate Calls On DeWine To Recuse Himself From Case

The Democrat who wants to be Ohio’s next Attorney General says the state’s current A-G should recuse himself from a case that involves a man accused of bilking millions of dollars that was meant to help veterans. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.


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2:06 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Bill Would Restore Homestead Tax Exemption To All Ohio Seniors

Some Ohioans who are now turning 65 will not get the property tax break that Ohioans just one year older are getting.

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1:47 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Chu Shares Vision Of Energy’s Future In Ohio

A large group of energy insiders gathered in Columbus to learn more about the advances in natural gas. The keynote speaker was former U.S. energy secretary Steven Chu.

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