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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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Tuesday's election has polarized many people.


The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from the owner of  the King Records building in Cincinnati to override city zoning restrictions and lower court decisions in an effort to demolish the property.

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Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s loss to Republican Donald Trump wasn’t the only election night defeat for the Ohio Democratic Party.

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Ohio’s newly, re-elected U.S. Senator Rob Portman will return to Capitol Hill with a Republican-controlled Congress and White House.

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Tuesday's election results show Republicans will maintain control of the Ohio House and Senate.

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As expected, Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio easily won re-election last night, beating Democrat Ted Strickland by more than 20 points.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump clinched his victory in Ohio with support topping 60 percent in 67 of Ohio's 88 counties.


Evidence shows that a white, now former University of Cincinnati police officer was wearing a T-shirt with a picture of a Confederate flag on it when he shot and killed an unarmed black man during a traffic stop last year.

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A written order from a federal judge seeks to prevent Donald Trump's presidential campaign and others from taking part in certain activity that could intimidate voters. 

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Some progressive female Christian leaders are criticizing the Republican presidential nominee for his comments about women.

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee is considering proposed rules that would permit up to 18 growers in Ohio and make their licensing fees among the highest in the country.

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Early voting numbers are coming in from the last few weeks, and from the first weekend of early in person voting.


A national group opposed to Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is trying to get supporters of minor and third party candidates in Ohio to trade their votes.


President Obama will visit Capital University this afternoon to headline a get-out-the-vote rally in support of Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential bid. 

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The World Series moves to Chicago tonight, with the Cubs and the Cleveland Indians tied at one game each.


County Boards of Election are reminding Ohioans that voters taking photos of their completed ballots and posting them on social media is a felony under state law.


Donald Trump’s son visited with supporters of the Republican presidential nominee last night at one of Athens County's well-known businesses.


Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton will be making campaign appearances for her mother in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati on Wednesday.


A new Quinnipiac University poll shows incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio has a commanding lead over Democratic challenger Ted Strickland.


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold his first campaign event in Cincinnati on October 13.