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On-Going Coverage, 2016 All-Ohio Excellence in Journalism, Press Club of Cleveland

Welcome to a look back at 2016 – condensed to less than 10 minutes.

(The Statehouse News Bureau is a three-member crew that provides coverage of government and politics for Ohio’s public radio listeners.  We are not a radio station, but produce spots and packages that air on Ohio’s 33 public radio stations.  We are the only broadcast journalists who are dedicated to daily Statehouse and government reporting.)

We cover dozens and dozens of bills every year, along with following the actions from the governor’s office, the four other executive offices, the judicial branch and various state agencies. And each year we condense all that happened into a series of reports. On this entry you’ll hear some of the high points - bills that passed and those that didn't, the view from legislative leadership from both parties, the big cases from the Ohio Supreme Court, and major developments in education, abortion and reproductive rights and energy. Those reports could not be produced if we weren't providing continuing coverage all year, and they demonstrate how we follow the story of not just one measure, but of many.