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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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12:38 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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11:48 am
Wed April 10, 2013

No Medicaid Expansion In House Proposal

The new proposed budget by the Republican led Ohio House of Representatives doesn’t include an expansion of the Medicaid program.

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11:44 am
Wed April 10, 2013

House Lawmakers Unveil Changes To Kasich's Budget

If Republicans who control the Ohio House of Representatives get their way, Ohioans will get a smaller income tax cut than the one proposed by Governor John Kasich, but they also won't face the prospect of having to pay a sales tax on dozens of services.

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11:48 am
Tue April 9, 2013

New Human Trafficking Bill

Democratic State Representative Teresa Fedor is proposing a bill that makes 11 different changes to state law that she says will make it easier to catch and prosecute those who are guilty of human trafficking.

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News
10:18 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Panel Unveils Foster Care Changes

Ohio children in foster homes deserve more. That’s the thrust of recommendations from a Foster Care Advisory Group appointed by Ohio’s attorney general.

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Sports
12:29 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

The Return Of League Park

87-year-old Ted Toles, Jr. and his son, Ted, the third

As final preparations are underway for the Cleveland Indians’ home opener at Progressive Field, this afternoon, bulldozers are re-shaping another field over on the city’s eastside.

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News
10:01 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Dogs Helping Some People Exercise Regularly

The health effects of being overweight can be serious and include diabetes and heart disease, but motivating yourself to go to the gym or put on that workout tape can be tough.

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News
7:28 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

OHP Welcomes New Class

63 new troopers are joining the state Highway Patrol.

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News
12:35 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Tea Party Candidate Campaigns For Republican Leadership Role

A year after an upheaval in the Ohio Republican Party brought Bob Bennett out of retirement to serve again as chairman, a conservative leader is challenging the official who’s set to replace Bennett as he leaves the party chairman's seat a second time.

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12:24 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Attorney General Faces Criticism Over Letter

The battle over whether private employers should be required to pay for birth control for their employees is heating up in Ohio.

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1:08 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Renewed Effort To Give Students Voting Power As University Trustees

The decades-long fight to give college students voting rights on state university boards of trustees continues in the Ohio legislature again this year.

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12:51 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Prison Population Inching Upward

Ohio’s prison population has dropped from its all-time high. But it hasn’t decreased as much as corrections officials had hoped, and it’s actually been inching upward.

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News
7:14 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Measuring Obesity

Visit the doctor and someone will almost certainly take your temperature, blood pressure and weight. All it takes is a thermometer, arm cuff and a scale.

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News
12:35 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Key Lawmaker Hints At Keeping Cafes But With Regulations

State senators are not going to rush to approve a house-passed plan that backers say would shut down Ohio’s 800 internet cafes and sweepstakes stores.

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12:23 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Rainy Spring May Spell Trouble For Lake Erie

Forecasts of a rainy spring are raising concerns that Lake Erie will be plagued this summer with another over-sized bloom of toxic algae.

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12:41 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Secretary Of State Announces Website Improvements

The Ohio Secretary of State has made changes to the office’s website designed to make it easier for Ohio voters to update and check on their voting status.

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7:12 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Governor Defends School Funding Formula

One of the biggest sticking points in Gov. John Kasich’s budget is his school funding formula, which he says puts more money in K-12 education and helps poor districts.

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News
7:02 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Kasich Revises Comment Supporting Civil Unions

Earlier this week, Governor John Kasich was being quoted as saying he supports the option of civil unions for gay couples, but not same-sex marriage. Now, his press secretary says the governor needs an explanation.

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News
11:26 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Former Cub Scout Leader To Help Gay Marriage Drive

A Bridgeport Ohio lesbian who made national headlines after she was ousted as a cub scout leader has agreed to help lead a drive to reverse Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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11:20 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Senate Approves Rules For Health Navigators

The Ohio Senate has passed a bill to require training and certification for a new group of professionals who will be available to guide consumers through the new health insurance market, known as the exchange.

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