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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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12:30 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Investigation Far From Over In Steubenville

Moments after the Steubenville rape trial ended Sunday morning with convictions of the two accused high school football players, Ohio’s Attorney General called for a grand jury to continue investigating the case.

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12:16 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Democrats Look Ahead To 2014 Campaigns

Ohio Democrats had a big weekend as they started planning for big campaigns ahead next year.

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7:57 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Reaction To Portman's Change Of Heart

The movement to legalize same-sex marriage in Ohio and other states has received a boost from a surprising source. U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he’s dropping his long-held opposition to gay marriage.

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12:39 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Poor And Rural School Districts Protest Funding Plan

Leaders from schools in some of the state’s poorest areas came to Columbus to say that when they studied Governor John Kasich’s school funding formula, they didn’t like what they learned.

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12:33 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

State School Board Hires New Superintendent

Ohio's state school board has picked a top education adviser to Republican Governor John Kasich as the new superintendent of public instruction. Richard Ross was selected over Acting Superintendent Michael Sawyers by a 10-6 vote of the State Board of Education.

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12:30 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Committee Makes Another Run At Cordray’s Nomination

Once again, Republican senators are praising the work of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And once again, they’re indicating they’ll keep blocking his permanent appointment to head that agency.

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10:12 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Faith Leaders Urge Lawmakers To expand Medicaid

Governor Kasich’s plan to expand Medicaid as part of the new two year state budget is being praised by some major church leaders throughout the buckeye state.

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7:44 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Momentum Against Oil And Gas Tax Proposal

One of the key provisions of Governor John Kasich’s budget is the plan to hike the tax on big companies creating a boom in oil and natural gas drilling and exploration in Ohio.

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7:33 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Jobless Rate Rises

After dropping all last year, Ohio’s official unemployment rate has just gone up. But jobs officials say the increase is not necessarily bad news.

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10:49 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Report Says Pregnancy Centers Often Mislead Women

There are more than 140 centers throughout Ohio that offer services to help women who are dealing with unintended pregnancies. Advocates for abortion rights say these centers do not offer sound medical services and say they have a study that proves it.

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10:06 am
Wed March 6, 2013

More Strong Testimony On Internet Cafe Bill

Owners, employees and other backers of some of Ohio’s 800 internet cafes and sweepstakes stores defended their industry at a legislative committee hearing on a proposal that aims to shut the businesses down.

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9:47 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Strongsville Teachers On Strike

About 7,000 students in Strongsville are without their regular teachers today, as contract talks between the school board and educators broke down over the weekend.

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9:35 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Poll On Medicaid Expansion

A new poll shows supporters outnumber critics when it comes to expanding the federal Medicaid program in Ohio.

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7:30 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Details On The State's Exotic Animals Facility

The Ohio Department of Agriculture says officials will not release to the general public the types of exotic animals being held at a new facility in Reynoldsburg.

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12:35 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

VFW Says Internet Cafes Are Hurting Charity Drives

More than 800 Ohio businesses have registered with the state attorney general as internet cafes or sweepstakes store, but the A.G. contends they’re basically illegal gambling operations.

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12:53 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Ohio's Recidivism Rate Hits Record Low

Fewer inmates who leave Ohio’s prisons are ending up back behind bars. The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction reports the three-year offender recidivism rate is at just under 29 percent, down from a little over 31 percent.

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5:54 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Teachers Lobby Lawmakers Over Education Plan

Teachers throughout Ohio are starting to get a clearer look at Governor Kasich’s proposed education plan. And they have some concerns about it.

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5:51 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Veteran And Spouse To Lead Gay Marriage Drive

A gay Ohio Army officer was booed last year during a nationally-televised Republican presidential primary debate when he asked the candidates about anti-gay discrimination in the military.

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10:02 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Wilmington Air Park Ramps Up Marketing Efforts

Officials running the Wilmington Air Park say they have reason to be optimistic as they attempt to fill the still mostly vacant space.

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9:49 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Despite Impassioned Speech, Kasich Still Faces Skeptics

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Ohio Governor John Kasich used his annual State-of-the-State address last night to try to sell state legislators on the big changes he’s proposing in taxes and state spending.

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