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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WES GOODMAN
OHIO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

More information, including allegations of harassment, is coming out against the now former Ohio Rep. Wes Goodman. The top staff leader for House Republicans says they’ve been fielding rumors about Goodman for more than a year but, until this month, there was nothing to act on. 

The emergence of police body cameras has caused several communities to resolve their own questions about what is and is not public record. Lawmakers are introducing a bipartisan bill to provide a final answer.

The bill creates several exceptions to public records laws for body cameras, such as if the video shows inside a private home, private business, or shows the victim of a sex crime.

STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

In the past month, two lawmakers and one high-ranking staffer have resigned under the guise of "inappropriate conduct." But that phrase can be attributed to a wide-range of infractions.

The Senate president says they're goal is to be as transparent as possible.

 

picture of execution bed
STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

After months of warnings that a death row inmate was too sick to be executed, the state tried and failed to carry out his lethal injection.

Convicted killer Alva Campbell was in the execution chamber lying on the table for more than 20 minutes, but the medical staff couldn’t find a viable vein.

Gov. John Kasich, who was monitoring the attempted execution from a different location, ultimately called it off.

OHIO HOUSE

A state lawmaker has resigned after a state employee accused him of inappropriate conduct inside his downtown Columbus office. This is the second resignation to come from Capitol Square this week.

Republican Representative Wes Goodman left office because of unspecified, inappropriate behavior.

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