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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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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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12:36 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

The Effectiveness Of Specialized Skill Training Programs

A specialized work-training program in Ohio is just past the half-way point of its five year course. WorkAdvance trains low-skill, low-income participants based on the needs of companies looking or expecting to hire.

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8:10 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Bill Would Allow People To Register To Vote Online

If you want to register to vote in Ohio, you need to go to your local election board to do that. But there’s a bill in the Ohio legislature that would allow Ohioans to register to vote online.

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8:02 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Ohio Will Means Test Homestead Exemption Again

Buried in Ohio’s latest budget is a measure altering the Homestead Exemption – a property break for seniors and the disabled.

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12:57 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Ohio Defends Lake Erie Gateways from Asian Carp

Several groups and Great Lakes states are working to protect their bodies of water from the Asian carp.

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12:50 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Kasich Touts New Jobs, Deflects JobsOhio Criticism

The southwestern Ohio community of Wilmington is a little closer to recovering the thousands of jobs lost with the departure of DHL a few years ago.

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1:20 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Step To Put Recreational Marijuana Issue On 2014 Ballot

Backers of a plan to allow voters to approve a constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana use and allow production of hemp have taken the first step to put it on the ballot.

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12:41 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Health Officials Remind Parents To Update Immunization Records

The Ohio Association of School Nurses says now is a good time for parents to get their children immunized.

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10:31 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Students Asked To Bring Their Own Device To Class

Smartphones and other handheld devices are becoming more and more a part of our daily lives. With this in mind, schools are implementing policies that allow students to use their own gadgets in the classroom.

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10:27 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Surprise Bidder At Annual State Fair Livestock Sale

The Ohio State Fair is over for another year, ending with some money records in the annual Sale of Champions.

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10:07 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Inmate Found Hanging In Cell

Just days before he was set to be executed, a condemned killer hanged himself at the prison in Chillicothe.

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8:25 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

State Simulates Grain Bin Rescues

Emergency crews need to be ready for all types of situations… and that requires thorough training.

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8:21 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Health Care Supporters Challenge Taylor's Report

Supporters of the new federal health care law are blasting back at a new report from the state’s chief of insurance, who says premiums will be going up dramatically for Ohioans shopping on the new federally-run marketplace this fall.

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12:44 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Cafaro Proposes Bill To Expedite Medicaid Expansion

A Democratic state senator says politics are holding up Medicaid expansion and reform, so she’s proposing a bill that she says will force the issue.

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12:45 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

State Helps Summer Food Programs Expand

While summer break can mean fun in the sun for kids, it can also mean tighter financial times for some families.

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8:40 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Neighborhood Looks To Recover From Castro Case

Three months ago, the international media zeroed in on the near west side Cleveland neighborhood where Ariel Castro held three women captive for a decade.

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8:35 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Obese Inmate Spared From Execution Dies

An Ohio inmate who argued he was too obese to be executed has died at a prison medical center.

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1:12 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

U.S. Oil Production Slated To Boom, No Thanks To Ohio

A recent Harvard University study shows the United States is poised to become the world’s largest producer of oil in the next four years thanks to shale drilling in several states.

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