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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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One of the nation’s largest health insurers says it will stop offering policies in the Ohio marketplace set up under the Affordable Care Act.

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A Franklin County Court has struck down some provisions of the so called "Christmas Tree Bill" passed by state lawmakers at the end of last year.

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The cities of Dayton and Lorain are suing drug companies amid the state's opioid crisis.

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Nearly all of Ohio’s public school students are taking tests online.

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Some Ohio businesses are dismayed by President Trump’s decision to back out of the global agreement to fight climate change.

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A Republican state lawmaker says companies have left Ohio because of a lack of access to air travel.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's lawsuit against five drug companies is drawing mixed reaction from Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates.

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A nationally recognized health official is asking Ohio lawmakers to put more focus and resources into the opioid epidemic.

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A group of advocates is pushing for more gun control legislation, even as state lawmakers are debating several pro-gun bills.

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Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed a lawsuit against five major drug companies, saying they have contributed to the opioid epidemic.

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Ohio lawmakers have tabled Akron-based FirstEnergy's proposal to raise customer rates to bailout its two Ohio nuclear power plants.

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A Hamilton County judge has postponed jury selection and withdrawn for now her media gag order in the murder retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in 2015.

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The Ohio Ballot Board has certified as a single issue a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the way Ohio draws congressional districts.

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The fight over how Ohio has maintained its voter rolls has made it to the nation’s highest court. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has details.  

A bill that could limit a coroner's power over death certificates is under debate at the Statehouse.

The state wants to change to the way mental health and addiction services are billed and coded, to align with national standards.

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The Cleveland Indians on Saturday unveiled a statue of Hall-of-Famer Frank Robinson, who was the first black manager in the major leagues. 

State lawmakers are again trying to create new rules for how communities may use traffic enforcement cameras, especially smaller ones that make a large percentage of their revenue from citations.

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President Trump's budget proposal eliminates a Great Lakes cleanup program.

Ninety percent of people on Medicaid are enrolled in a managed care program.

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The Congressional Budget Office says the Republican bill repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act will leave 23 million more Americans uninsured.

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Some state officials have talked about tapping Ohio's 2 billion dollar rainy day fund to help with the budget and combat the opioid crisis.

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The CEO of one of Ohio’s largest energy providers made a rare appearance before state lawmakers, pleading for nuclear plant subsidies. 

The Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments this week on whether the free speech rights of people with HIV violated by a law requiring they disclose their status to potential sexual partners.

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Both of Ohio's U.S. Senators have introduced a bipartisan bill they say will help combat the opioid crisis.

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The Ohio House has approved a bill banning undocumented workers from receiving workers' compensation benefits.

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A former public school teacher and principal shared his stories of being a liberator of a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, as part of the state's annual commemoration of the Holocaust.

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A Democratic State Senator and gubernatorial candidate is joining the Republican Attorney General in calling for the use of money from Ohio's rainy day fund to help battle the opioid epidemic .

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The Justice Department’s selection of former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel investigating ties between Russia and the Trump campaign is drawing bipartisan praise.

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Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says recent stories about problems at the White House are examples of why he did not endorse Donald Trump for president last year.

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