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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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2:44 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Environmental Groups Call For Audit Of Ohio EPA Permits

Two environmental groups are calling on an audit of the Ohio EPA after the high-profile resignation of a top agency watchdog.

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11:38 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Treasurer Launches Financial Literacy Initiative

State Law requires high school students to learn about financial responsibility before graduating.

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6:21 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Prisons Chief Orders Review Of Castro's Treatment

Ohio's prison director has ordered a review of Ariel Castro's medical and mental health treatment and the circumstances surrounding his suicide behind bars.

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7:32 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

State Prepares For Next Implementation of Tax Changes

The state and business leaders are preparing for a big change to Ohio’s taxes. The first part of the governor’s plan to cut the income tax and raise the sales tax will begin this Sunday.

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1:07 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

An Ohio Perspective on The March

On this date fifty years ago, over a quarter million people gathered in our nation's capital for a civil rights demonstration.

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12:47 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Bill Makes Repeat Violent Sexual Assaults Punishable by Death

There’s a proposal that would allow the state to sentence rapists to death without a murder charge.

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12:45 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Bill Would Scrap Early Voting Weekend Before Election Day

In 2008, 105 thousand Ohioans voted on the Saturday, Sunday or Monday before the general election.

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12:30 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Ohio Lawmaker: Cut Medicaid Eligibility To Federal Minimum

While Governor John Kasich says he’s working with lawmakers to expand Medicaid to more Ohioans, one legislator proposes a plan that would dramatically cut eligibility.

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6:14 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Inmates Taught New Idea For Life On The Outside

One of the toughest issues facing people leaving prison is finding meaningful employment that helps them establish new lives.

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6:10 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

R&B Hall Of Fame Makes Cleveland Its Home For Now

The Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame inducted its first class last weekend at Cleveland State University. It's the beginning of a nationwide search for a permanent museum site.  But organizers are making a strong case to keep it in Ohio.

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12:55 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Youth Suicide Prevention Law Now In Effect In Ohio

As Ohio kids head back to school, the adults they interact with in school will have new training under a law that’s designed to stop teen suicide.

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12:51 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Democrats Push For Ban On Governor Receiving Outside Funds

Recent controversy involving Governor Kasich’s deferred compensation payments from a company that has received money through JobsOhio has prompted some Democratic State Representatives to propose a new bill.

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7:38 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Advocates Debate Coal Industry’s Possible Influence On Ohio EPA

A top environmental watchdog for the state says pressure from the coal industry played a role in his resignation.

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1:01 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Advocates Dispute Welfare Benefits Report

A report out this morning from a conservative think tank says welfare benefits are so generous that they’re keeping recipients from seeking out work.

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12:57 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Warning About Back To School Scams

It’s back to school time. Ohio’s Attorney General says that means it’s the time that scammers try to take advantage of families who are making preparations for the new school year.

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12:53 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Foreign Steel Dumping

A ruling has cleared the way for the Commerce Department to investigate overseas steel pipe makers "dumping" their products on the U.S. market at artificially low prices.

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9:19 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Debate Over Property Tax Changes In The Budget

The new state budget includes changes for property taxes – and that will mean increases for many homeowners.

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12:32 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Trakas Resigns From Board

A former state lawmaker has resigned his position as head of the state cosmetology board after a report blasting his actions involving a central Ohio salon.

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12:25 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Navigators Will Help Guide Ohioans Through Federal ACA

The federal government is preparing to implement more portions of the Affordable Care Act.

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12:21 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Study Finds Medicaid Expansion And Reform Affordable In Ohio

State leaders continue to debate what, if anything, to do with Medicaid in light of the implementation of the new federal health care law.

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