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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 May 15, 2013

New Program For Older Ohioans

Ohio Governor John Kasich has some ideas for ways to help senior citizens in the Buckeye State.

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10:07 am
Wed May 15, 2013

School Board Members Hear Ideas On School Safety

School safety was the top topic for the state board of education, which hoped to learn about how to make buildings, staff and students more secure.

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10:47 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Concerns Over Bill That Targets Certain Gun Crimes

A proposed law that seeks to deal with the small percentage of people who research shows commits more than half of the violent crime in Ohio sounds to many like a great solution.

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10:37 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Cleveland Women Release Statements

A spokesperson for the three women who escaped captivity in Cleveland delivered statements on their behalf yesterday.

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12:24 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Chief Justice Offers Suggestions For Election Reform

The Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court has a plan that she thinks will reform the process of electing justices.

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11:24 am
Fri May 10, 2013

More Charges Coming In Cleveland Case

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty says he will evaluate whether to seek the death penalty against Ariel Castro in connection with the disappearance and alleged abuse of three women.

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9:34 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Neighbors, Court Records Lend Clues To Castro Brothers

The block where authorities say three young women who vanished a decade ago were held captive by a man and his two brothers has many faces.

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11:34 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Report Highlights Economic Benefits of Brownfield Redevelopment

A new report touts the virtues and benefits of Ohio's program to redevelop closed and abandoned industrial sites known as brownfields.

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11:29 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Bill Cohen Reflects On Decades Of Statehouse Reporting

Ohio Public Radio Reporter Bill Cohen
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Ohio Public Radio is saying good-by to a long-time staffer. Correspondent Bill Cohen has retired after 42 years as a reporter, almost all of it covering state government and politics.

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7:36 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Labor Bills Appear Off The Agenda For Now

It looks like the three bills that would change the rules requiring Ohioans to pay union dues if they work union jobs have hit a snag.

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12:25 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

One Death, One Injury After Falls In Hocking Hills

One person died and another was hurt in separate falls at Hocking Hills State Park in southeast Ohio this weekend.

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12:01 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Strongsville Strike Ends

Strongsville students will be back in the classroom with their regular teachers beginning tomorrow – for the first time in eight weeks.

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11:34 am
Mon April 29, 2013

The Ohio Republican Party's Future

Ohio’s Republican Party elected its new chairman today and there were no surprises.

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12:33 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Clean Energy Law Revisited

A law on standards for power companies that passed almost unanimously five years ago is getting another look. Supporters of the idea say it’s sparked by changes in Ohio’s energy landscape, but critics say they’re shocked and angry.

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11:34 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Thousands Rally At Statehouse For Medicaid Expansion

An estimated two thousand five hundred Ohioans stood out in the pouring rain at the state’s capitol today to do one thing – send a message to lawmakers to expand Medicaid in the state budget.

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2:10 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Another Busy Construction Season Ahead

Spring is here – which means ODOT’s construction season has officially begun. 

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2:06 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Advocates Push For More Alzheimer's Funding

Advocates for families touched by Alzheimer's Disease say they are making progress in fighting the illness. 

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2:00 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Details On How Schools Will Be Graded

Ohio’s schools will start getting graded on a scale of A through F in 2015. 

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1:54 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

The Fight To Expand Medicaid

The decision by the Republican leaders of the Ohio House to strip an expansion of Medicaid from its budget is not setting well with other lawmakers, including Ohio’s Republican Governor. 

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12:38 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Republicans Want More Details Regarding Bond Sales

Ohio voters decide on issues to raise money through the sale of bonds every year. But a group of House Republicans feel they’re not getting enough information on those issues.

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