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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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Ohio's leading anti-death penalty group is calling on Governor John Kasich to halt future executions, including one scheduled for next month.

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Last month, Ohio Governor John Kasich warned a tough state budget process is ahead.

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The U.S. Department of the Interior has declared the Eldean Covered Bridge near Troy as a National Historic Landmark, citing it as the longest example of bridges designed by Stephen Long in the 19th century.

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Cleveland authorities have confirmed remains found in a seat of a plane that vanished from radar after taking off from Burke Lakefront Airport on December 29  are human. 

Dayton is one of several cities urging the Ohio Supreme Court to reject a law that restricts municipalities from using traffic enforcement cameras.

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The Ohio Republican Party has a new leader. 

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Ohio's Governor and two U.S. Senators are weighing in on plans by Congressional Republicans and the incoming Trump administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Ohio farmers are seeing their property taxes increase dramatically thanks to a formula used to set a value on their farmland.

19 states, including Ohio, will see their minimum wages increase on January 1st.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled records of most criminal investigations are public records once the trial is over.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has vetoed a bill that would have made compliance with the state's renewable energy standards optional for the next three years.

The Ohio Hospital Association and other groups are suing the state over a new law taking effect next month making prices for services more transparent.

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The feud between the Donald Trump campaign and Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges before the election has turned into a challenge over the state party’s leadership in a vote next month.

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President-Elect Trump's top ally in Ohio is leading the effort to unseat Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges.

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Ohio's 18 Electoral College members voted yesterday for Donald Trump as the next president.

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Ohio's members of the Electoral College will be gathering in Columbus today to vote for Donald Trump as the next president.

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Ohioans from all over the state have converged on the Statehouse today to pay their respects to American icon John Glenn, who lies in response in the Capitol’s Rotunda. 

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The U.S. EPA recently issued its full report on the risks of fracking.

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich has vetoed the so-called "Hearbeat Bill" but signed into law a separate ban on abortions after 20 weeks.

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The Ohio House and Senate concluded the lame-duck session yesterday by passing several bills.

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