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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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A large mass of toxic sediment at the bottom of Lake Erie could threaten the Cleveland area’s drinking water supply.

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Former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate P.G. Sittenfeld is endorsing the person who beat him in the March primary.

The Centers for Disease Control says teen birth rates have fallen in Ohio and across the country.

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Just a few weeks after a controversial decision that federal regulators have now overturned, the head of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio  has announced he’s quitting. 

Sixteen percent of Ohioans lived in poverty last year, and nearly a third were under the federal poverty line for at least a portion of of 2015.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohioans with health problems who want medical marijuana are starting to take sides over which plan they support.

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A conservative state lawmaker says he's considering drafting legislation to ban gender neutral bathrooms. 

Lawmakers are pushing for the state to take a closer look at the state report cards for school districts. But some are questioning the motive behind the review.

Ohio lawmakers are considering a measure authorizing state oversight of pharmacy technicians in an effort to overcome Ohio's drug overdose epidemic. 

Ohio doesn’t have an execution scheduled for nine months, and the state doesn’t have the lethat injection  drugs necessary to carry it out.

Ohio Public Radio

Survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence now have a free way to talk to a trained advisor at any time of day and from anywhere in Ohio. 

Gov. John Kasich gives his annual State of the State speech is likely to be a little different this year.

Supporters of medical marijuana may begin collecting signatures to put the issue on the November ballot in Ohio. 

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The fight over a ballot proposal to put ethics restrictions on state lawmakers and cut their pay is headed to the Ohio Supreme Court.

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A national author who's compared voting opportunities and limitations in different states says Ohio has room for improvement. 

The state wants Ohioans to speak out on what they want students to learn in school. 

Ohio Public Radio

A new report shows growth in clean energy jobs in Ohio.

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The ACLU of Ohio and the Ohio Justice and Policy Center have released a report detailing recommendations for criminal justice reform.

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Ohio Democratic Party chair David Pepper says he believes the number of Ohioans affiliated with the party will shrink because some crossed over to vote in the GOP presidential primary. 

Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohi is introducing legislation to help crack down on wage theft.

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