Andy Chow

Journalist/Producer

Contact Andy at achow@statehousenews.org.

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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The House wants to block state-directed funding from going to groups that perform abortions, including their main target: Planned Parenthood. 

A U.S. Senate contender wants to make gun control a top issue in his race against a former governor. 

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Some lawmakers believe Ohio’s water quality is in danger because of a provision added to this year’s budget. 

A proposal on benefits for Ohioans who are out of work could be cut by more than half, from a maximum of 26 weeks to 12 weeks. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow talked to a group that calls the plan "unbalanced.”

The state still owes the federal government more than $775 million that it borrowed to pay unemployment benefits during the recession. One lawmaker told Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow that she has a plan to prepare the state for the next economic downturn.

Soon after lawmakers passed charter school reform laws, advocates for traditional public schools started suggesting changes in the funding system. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- charter school experts have some thoughts on that.

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Communities around the state are holding events to honor veterans. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow takes a look at what Ohio is doing to help military members in the long term.

After a brief break for the elections, state lawmakers are getting back in gear. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has a look at some of the bills that might see action involving gun laws.

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A plan was rushed through the Senate on Wednesday to take money away from abortion providers. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

The results of the first issue on this fall’s statewide ballot is expected to have a significant impact to the future of Ohio’s politics. But supporters say their biggest obstacle is generating excitement for the issue. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

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Officials say Ohio’s laws on domestic violence are outdated. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- they have an idea to bring the state in step with modern day relationships.

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Experts say strangulation has become a red flag that leads to murder in domestic violence situations. That’s why -- as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- legislators want to ramp up prison time for such an offense.

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A national political expert visited Columbus to talk about the push to change the way state lawmakers’ districts are drawn. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the expert says Ohioans have an opportunity to achieve something rare in this country.

The bipartisan duo of lawmakers that pushed for redistricting reform on the state level is at it again. This time they want to change the way congressional districts are drawn in Ohio. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

In three years every statewide executive office will be up for grabs, without any incumbents running. This means several high-profile leaders are laying the groundwork for a possible run. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

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