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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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10:55 am
Mon June 17, 2013

New Abortion Bill Causes Controversy

As two controversial bills backed by abortion opponents make their way through the state budget process, there’s a new, free standing bill in the Ohio legislature that would put new limits on and enact new rules for abortions performed in the state.

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7:37 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Bipartisan Bills For Medicaid Expansion

As advocates and Gov. John Kasich continue to hope lawmakers will consider Medicaid expansion, a group of lawmakers from both parties have introduced a bill they say will reform the government insurance program for low-income people.

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12:49 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Executive Order To Help Veterans Find Jobs

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has ordered veterans' military skills and service be taken into account for civilian job licenses and college credits.

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12:31 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Should Employee Benefits Count In Child Support

The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether benefits such as a company car offered to a parent should count when it comes to calculating child support.

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7:38 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Religious Instruction Legislation Could Backfire, Say Critics

There’s a bill in the Ohio legislature that would give public school students credit for taking religious classes.

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12:40 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Ariel Castro Indicted On 329 Counts

This week Ariel Castro will be arraigned in court and a judge will be assigned as his legal case moves forward.

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12:36 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Unique Voting Process In Senate Debate Raises Questions

The Ohio Senate used a less common way of voting on some amendments when it passed the budget last week.

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6:35 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Gay Rights Groups Battle Over Timing Of Issue

A spat over when, not whether, to put before voters an amendment legalizing same-sex marriage in Ohio may be overshadowing the amendment itself.

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12:31 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Study Shows Ohioans Still Struggling For Basic Needs

Five years ago, an economic recession hit the nation, causing many businesses to close and many people to lose their jobs.

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10:08 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Right To Work Bill Debated At Statehouse

Hundreds of union members crammed into an Ohio House committee room and two overflow rooms as bills that would make Ohio a Right to Work state were debated yesterday.

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12:37 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Kasich Tells Chardon Graduates They Will Recover

The Chardon High School class that lost three students in last year's shooting graduated this weekend. Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivered the commencement address.

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1:13 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Ohio Tea Party Groups Still Simmering Over IRS Scandal

The holiday week continues for lawmakers in Washington – which means no more hearings on the IRS scandal. But there's no break for Ohio groups who say they were targeted - and are angry. 

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7:10 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Ohioans With Cemetery Concerns Can File Complaints

Some mourners who gather at the grave sites of fallen soldiers and other loved ones are unhappy with the upkeep of the cemeteries.

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6:49 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Proposal To Eliminate Statute Of Limitations On Rape

Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would wipe out the statute of limitations for rape crimes.

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12:20 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Republican Activists Protest At Democratic Party Headquarters

Though the Ohio Republican Party has been dealing with a split among its constituents, the GOP hasn’t forgotten its oldest enemy – the Democrats.

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10:13 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Tea Party Rallies In Cincinnati Against IRS

Tea Party members from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana converged in Cincinnati yesterday to protest the recent IRS scandal.

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9:39 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Interactive Trail Guide

A new initiative in Summit County aims to raise awareness about the opportunities for hiking and biking in public parks.

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9:28 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Ohio Report Reveals Huge Growth In Utica Shale Drilling

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has been following Utica shale oil and gas production and a recent study shows strong growth over the past couple of years.

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6:31 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Ohio Tea Party Preparing Next Step With IRS

As Congress and the Justice Department step into the scandal involving the IRS and conservative and “Tea Party” groups, Ohio Tea Party members are paying close attention.

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6:15 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Unemployment Figure Drops Slightly

The latest job numbers show a tick downward again.

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