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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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2:33 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

College Campus Recovering After Tornado

Ursuline College plans to resume operations today after being closed to assess the damage caused by a 110-mph tornado that ripped through campus early Saturday morning.

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9:31 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Dueling Studies On Ohio’s Tax Reform System

Some Ohio retailers say the new state budget will help the state’s brick and mortar stores by equalizing the tax structure for online purchases.

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9:03 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Madison Charged With Multiple Murders In East Cleveland

Charges have been filed against the man suspected of murdering at least three women and disposing of their bodies in an impoverished Cleveland suburb.

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1:20 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Enhanced Security At State Fair

Security preparations are under way at the Ohio State Fair.

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1:13 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Man Charged In Murder Of Three Women

East Cleveland Officials say a man has been charged with aggravated murder after the discovery of three bodies wrapped in trash bags.

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12:38 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Ohio's Unemployment Rate Rose In June

The U.S. Department of Labor says Ohio ranked second in the nation for the most job losses last month.

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1:10 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Car Sales Follow Home Sales Trend

American automakers posted better than expected sales numbers for June, and the best monthly numbers in five years.

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12:26 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Rally

Hundreds of advocates for low-income residents packed into the Ohio Statehouse yesterday for a rally to urge lawmakers to expand Medicaid.

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6:39 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Petro Lends Support To FreedomOhio

One of Ohio’s former top Republican office holders supports the effort to overturn Ohio’s ban on gay marriage.

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1:14 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Unusual Source Of Plastic Polluting Waterways

Recent studies have shown Lake Erie is full of plastic particles.

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1:05 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Kasich Signs Budget

After months of discussion and debate and several days of lingering questions, the state has a new two-year, $62 billion budget.

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7:40 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Reaction To The State Budget

The only thing that’s left for the state budget is a signature from Gov. John Kasich.

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11:47 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Traffic Camera Ban Moves Forward

Lawmakers took the first steps to outlaw the cameras that several Ohio cities have set up to catch drivers who speed and run red lights.

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11:41 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Conference Committee Amends Budget Proposal

The proposed two year state budget is taking its final shape.

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12:48 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Senators Work To Forge A Compromise On College Loans

College and university officials, and many students and parents are watching closely to see whether Congress takes action this week on federally subsidized college loans.

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7:38 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Ohio Prisons Privatize Food Service

The state says it’s farming out its food service operations in its 26 prisons to an out-of-state contractor, saving $28 million over two years.

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7:30 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Lawmakers Consider Another Indoor Tanning Ban

For the second time, lawmakers are looking over a bill that would ban indoor tanning for anyone under 18 in Ohio – even if their parents say it’s ok.

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12:40 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Three Arrested In Forced Labor Case

Authorities in northern Ohio have arrested three people on charges of enslaving a mentally disabled young mother and her daughter over a two-year period.

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12:36 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Ohio Lawmakers Still Ponder Medicaid Expansion

Ohio lawmakers continue to grapple with the question of what to do with the Medicaid program. Governor Kasich, business groups and Democrats want the state to expand Medicaid in the state budget.

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12:27 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

State Could Have More Money As Fiscal Year Ends

The committee working out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the state budget now has updated estimates on tax revenues and Medicaid.

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