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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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As state lawmakers talk about changing the process by which groups with economic interests in changing the Ohio constitution can bring amendments to voters, one of those groups is planning another amendment that hits back at those legislators. 

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state has reached a settlement with two rock salt producers who conspired to drive up prices.

Amazon is now collecting state sales tax thanks to a new agreement that means the company will put three data and cloud computing facilities in central Ohio. 

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says oil and natural gas production continues to rise.

There’s an increasing amount of information available online about what state government is doing.

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Amazon has announced a Midwest expansion in central Ohio that will include one thousand well-paying jobs over the next several years. 


Minority Democrats in the Ohio Senate have offered more than 500 amendments to the chamber's version of the two year state budget - more than twice the number they proposed two years ago.


The head of the Cleveland police union says the consent decree the city signed with the U.S. Justice Department is impractical and dangerous.

Brian Bull

Cleveland leaders and federal officials jointly presented a 105-page document yesterday that they say will reform the city's police department. 


The survivor of a murder victim who witnessed the killer’s execution now says he has second thoughts about capital punishment. 

The care of Ohioans with developmental disabilities has changed dramatically in the past few decades. 


First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the graduation ceremony for the Oberlin College class of 2015 yesterday.


A senior federal law enforcement official says the city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over its report showing police engage in a pattern or practice of using excessive force and violating the civil rights of citizens. 

The possibility of a state constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana and create 10 official growing sites has critics saying it's time to change the way amendments are brought to voters.


A central Ohio conservative says he plans to challenge Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio in the primary next year.


Ohio University is looking for a new Vice President for Student Affairs and possibly a provost.

Students in Ohio, 10 other states and the District of Columbia will spend 90 minutes less next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to the requirements.


State lawmakers yesterday honored six Ohio members of the military who died recently in U.S. combat operations by awarding their families a medal created by law in 2009.


A group of African-American state lawmakers wants changes in criminal justice laws.

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A statue honoring Ohio-born inventor Thomas Edison was unveiled yesterday at the Statehouse and will soon make its way to Washington, DC.