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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 Ohio Ballot Board has approved language for two statewide issues going on the November ballot. Issue 1 is dubbed Marsy's Law.

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Democratic state lawmakers are supporting a new bill officially denouncing white nationalists and neo-Nazis.


Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove and North Canton-based Timken Steel CEO Richard Kyle will no longer be serving on President Trump’s economic advisory panels.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has turned up the heat on President Trump in the aftermath of Trump’s shaky position on white nationalists, neo-Nazis, the KKK and other hate groups.

A Muslim comedian and radio host has filed a lawsuit in Columbus, suing the central Ohio man who runs the white supremacist website The Daily Stormer.

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A new study shows one in five family doctors have received a payment for prescribing an opioid medication - and Ohio is among the top ten states for it.

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There are important "do's" and "don't's" to protesting, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, which is  holding a workshop in Columbus to teach people how to demonstrate within their constitutional rights.


A social media giant is developing a huge data center in Central Ohio. 

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Dog owners, rescue groups and businesses are at odds with health departments over a current state law that prohibits canines on bar and restaurant patios.

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Environmental advocates say the state’s land, air and water are at risk if  proposed cuts to the U.S. EPA are implemented.

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Ohio's largest online charter school operator is getting less money from the state because of court rulings concluding it over reported student participation.

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The Justice Department has reversed itself and filed a brief supporting an Ohio voter roll purging case before the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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Attendance at this year's Ohio State Fair fell to its lowest level in 13 years.

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A Democratic state lawmaker has introduced a bill designed to plug a potential hole in education funding and accountability.

The new two-year state budget is just a month old, but several communities are said to be considering challenging it in court.

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Ohio’s opioid crisis is causing problems for the state’s crime lab.

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State officials say tax revenues for July were higher than estimated.

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If you need to buy some school supplies for the kids or even some new clothes for yourself, this might be the weekend to do it. 

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The failure of the U.S. Senate’s proposed plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act leaves the program intact.

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he Ohio Republican Party is returning money to a long-time GOP donor and founder of the state's largest online charter school.

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One of the Republican gubernatorial candidates possibly made an illegal campaign contribution.

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The Ohio Department of Education has ordered more money be pulled from an embattled online charter school operator's monthly funding.

Ohio's gubernatorial candidates have filed their campaign finance reports.

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A conservative think tank is praising what looks to finally be the beginning of a committee that’s supposed to look into so-called tax loopholes.

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Ohio's top Democrat is calling for a new approach in the conversation about the federal health care law. 

The Ohio Supreme Court has again upheld cities' use of traffic camera enforcement systems, striking down as unconstitutional legislative restrictions including requiring a police officer to be present.

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Both of Ohio's U.S. Senators have expressed surprise at President Trump's announcement that he will bar transgender people from serving in the military.

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The state yesterday carried out its first execution in more than three years after a botched execution sparked a lengthy court battle. 


One person was killed and seven others injured when an "aggressive thrill" ride at the Ohio State Fair broke apart last night.

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The state auditor wants the Ohio Department of Education to stop providing funding for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, saying there are still discrepancies as to how many students are actually attending the state's largest online charter school operator.