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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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Majority Republicans in the Ohio House have approved a Senate-passed bill to defund Planned Parenthood.

The congressional redistricting proposal hit a snag right before taking the next step toward becoming a reality.

Ohio's Secretary of State has approved placing before lawmakers a plan to lower the price of prescription drugs purchased by the state.

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Columbus' corporate community wants the state to pay five-million dollars to build a sports facility at Ohio State University to host the Cleveland Browns training camp. 

Recent lead contamination in water systems in Sebring, Ohio and  Flint, Michigan, are prompting Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio to co-sponsor legislation aimed at alerting communities faster when their water supply is contaminated.

Ohio's Republican Secretary of State may soon render a controversial decision on a proposal to cap the price the state pays for drugs for Medicaid, prisons and other programs.

The CVS drug store chain will carry the heroin overdose antidote naloxone at its Ohio stores.

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The state's health department has been answering questions from the public about a virus that poses potential danger to pregnant women. 

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Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate has voted to defund Planned Parenthood and increase requirements for abortion providers.

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With Ohio’s failing charter schools getting most of the attention, the state’s more successful charter schools say they’re struggling to attract good quality teachers. 

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Six Cleveland police officers have been fired for their roles in a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed African-Americans in 2012.

The U.S. Supreme Court is blocking North Dakota from enforcing a strict ban on abortion that’s very similar to a bill proposed in Ohio.

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The Ohio Attorney General's Office says law enforcement agencies conducted more than 100 investigations into human trafficking last year leading to more than 100 arrests and 33 convictions.

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The head of the Ohio Republican Party is criticizing Democratic State Representative Kevin Boyce's response to an investigation into a pay-to-play scheme when he was state treasurer. 

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The family of an African-American man shot and killed by a white University of Cincinnati police officer last July has reached a 5.3 million dollar settlement of their wrongful death lawsuit against the school.

Some long time advocates of medical marijuana are questioning why they were not included in the Ohio House's new task force to study the subject. 

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Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger has named a task force of state lawmakers, business leaders, law enforcement groups and others to study the issue of medical marijuana.  

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The Columbus City Schools have received a grade of D in a main area of the state's report card. 

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One of the more controversial issues at the Statehouse these days is how to deal with unemployment insurance benefits.

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Thousands of Ohio students are truant every year, and many wind up getting expelled. Three Republican state lawmakers have introduced a proposal to deal with the problem. 

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