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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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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. 

Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

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

Karen Kasler

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. 

The Ohio Republican Party’s governing body has voted to endorse Governor John Kasich's presidential bid. 

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A courtroom fight over what happens to fetal remains from abortions had Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Planned Parenthood trading legal moves. 

Backers of an effort aimed at controlling prescription drug prices purchased by state agencies are suing Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted over their petition signatures. 

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Utilities, energy officials and environmental advocates are debating a proposal that would set the stage for the future of energy in Ohio.

As one might expect, both sides in the gun control debate have different takes on the executive actions President Obama announced this week to try and reduce the rate of gun violence.

The Ohio Secretary of State's office says backers of an AIDS drug price ballot issue have problems with their petitions. 

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Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam fired Head Coach Mike Pettine and General Manager Ray Farmer on Sunday following the end of a 3-13 season.

ODOT Begins Illegal Dumping Probe

Dec 23, 2015
Ohio Inspector General's Office

The Ohio Department of Transportation has launched a disciplinary process after a crew dumped truckloads of polluted debris into a federally-protected waterway. 

Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich  wants more state income tax cuts in a year that saw certain small-business taxes reduced to zero and across-the-board reductions statewide.

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If you are purchasing a puppy from an online dog breeder, Ohio’s Attorney General warns to proceed with caution. 

Two Republican co-sponsors of a  bill that would require burial or cremation of fetal remains are clarifying their legislation. 

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has lifted the statewide ban on bird exhibitions after finding no immediate threat of avian flu.

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Two Dayton-area advocacy organizations have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the location of the Dayton Mall's public bus stop discriminates against people with disabilities.

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