Andy Chow

Statehouse Reporter

Andy Chow is a general assignment state government reporter who focuses on environmental, energy, agriculture, and education-related issues. He started his journalism career as an associate producer with ABC 6/FOX 28 in Columbus before becoming a producer with WBNS 10TV.

 

Andy gained his in-depth knowledge of Statehouse issues while working for Hannah News Service, an online-based news and research publication. He also participated in the Legislative Service Commission's Fellowship program as a production assistant for "The Ohio Channel."

 

Andy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcasting at Otterbein University and took part in the Washington Semester program through American University in Washington, D.C.

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OHIO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

State Auditor Dave Yost has recently become a vocal critic of the state’s largest online charter school. But one lawmaker thinks Yost should recuse himself from any further investigations into the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.

Karen Kasler / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Oil and gas companies could be one step closer to drilling on state-owned land after the House overrode a veto by Gov. John Kasich. 

The House voted to keep a provision that would allow the Legislature to appoint members to the Oil and Gas Leasing Commission. Lawmakers want to take that power away from Gov. John Kasich who has had since 2011 to make an appointment but hasn’t.

This commission reviews and approves drilling on state land, such as parks.

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A bill that would allow licensed permit holders to carry concealed weapons into gun-free zones  is on its way to the Senate after passing the House.

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DAN KONIK / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Ohio’s Republican-dominated Legislature went six years without seriously threatening to override a veto from Gov. John Kasich. Today the House overrode not one, but 11 Kasich vetoes.

The veto overrides moved swiftly through the House with one item after another item getting overturned.

REP. JOHN BECKER
OHIO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

A bill that would allow licensed permit holders to carry concealed weapons into gun-free zones is on its way to the Senate after passing the House. 

Republican Rep. John Becker says the bill would help people who mistakenly carry a gun into the wrong place.

Under the measure, a concealed-carry permit holder can take a gun into a gun-free zone. They’re not breaking the law until someone notices the weapon and asks them to leave.

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