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.

Statehouse News Bureau

A top Republican leader is calling out a state representative in response to an investigation into a pay-to-play scheme in his former office. 

Officials say a new study serves as proof that the gap between low-income school districts and wealthier school districts continues to widen.

Ohio Senate

The second-in-command in the Ohio Senate announced he’s retiring at the end of the month. 

Andy Chow

A state representative from Columbus is speaking out about a federal investigation alleging he was involved in a pay-to-play scheme during his time as state treasurer. 

Andy Chow

The proposed law requiring abortion clinics to either bury or cremate fetal remains got its first hearing in a House committee. 

Andy Chow

A group of frustrated school administrators say it's time for the state to change the way charter schools get their money. 

Andy Chow

State officials are laying out guidelines for what doctors should consider before they prescribe addictive painkillers. 

The bill that makes changes in Ohio’s unemployment compensation system has another committee hearing this week and could soon get a vote. 

The search is on for Ohio’s top schools official and the state department of education wants to know your thoughts on the matter.

Statehouse News Bureau

As state regulators move closer to a decision on two proposals that could hike customers’ monthly electric bills, supporters of the plans say they’re needed in order to provide cost stability.

Ohioans around the state are getting a better idea of how their local school districts fared last year. 

Andy Chow

The state says nearly 1,100 Ohio children become victims of human trafficking each year, and another three-thousand are at risk. Lawmakers are pushing for a new tool that they say can help in a big way in the fight against human trafficking. 

Dynegy

AEP and FirstEnergy want state regulators to approve plans that allow them to hike their customers’ bills to ensure energy production and guarantee income for their struggling coal plants. But a new energy player wants to crash the party.

The state’s energy regulators are reviewing a plan that would guarantee income for two utilities that have coal plants – and it would come from increased costs on monthly electric bills. Now Ohio’s manufacturers are taking a stand against the proposal. 

Andy Chow

Perhaps the most controversial issue on Capitol Square to start the New Year is how to deal with unemployment benefits. There’s a bill that makes several changes but opponents say it makes employees shoulder most of the burden.

ideastream

Utilities, energy officials and environmental advocates are all debating a landmark proposition that would set the stage for the future of energy in Ohio. For the average consumer, this could mean paying hundreds of dollars more on electric bills. But at the heart of the issue is whether Ohio needs the plan to ensure reliability.

Andy Chow

The state is using an interactive exhibit to show people -- first-hand -- the consequences of distracted driving. 

Andy Chow

The state’s utility regulators are looking over a plan that would guarantee a profit for two utilities that operate coal plants by raising the price on electric bills and want to hear why certain groups are ok with it. 

Ohio Secretary of State

The major party presidential candidate submitted 1,175 signatures and needed 1,000 of those signatures to be valid in order to qualify. 

Andy Chow

State leaders started 2015 with several important issues to tackle in the energy industry. And as it turns out, as the year comes to a close, many of those questions remain unanswered. 

Andy Chow

State officials could soon decide if some electric utility customers will see a hike in their bills to keep coal plants running. Now Gov. John Kasich is offering his thoughts on the issue. 

Andy Chow

2015 was the year Ohio lawmakers worked to overhaul the charter school system while a data scrubbing scandal was playing out at the state’s department of education. 

Andy Chow

2015 was the year a collection of state lawmakers, local officials and historians took a long look at extending term limits. But opponents said average Ohioans had a different view about the idea.

Andy Chow

This was the year lawmakers introduced many bills to restrict abortions and grant more access to guns. As part of our "2015 in Review" series, here's a look at some of those measures that didn't make it all the way through.

After a year embroiled in scandal during which a top state education official rigged charter school evaluations, the education department has laid out the way it will evaluate sponsors going forward. 

Ohio Inspector General Report

The Ohio Department of Transportation has launched a disciplinary process after a crew dumped truckloads of polluted debris into a federally-protected waterway. 

Andy Chow

While looking back at the state’s accomplishments in 2015, Gov. John Kasich came out with a firm stance to reform redistricting both in Ohio and nationally. 

Karen Kasler

The Ohio Treasurer's searchable website tracking expenditures includes many local and state agencies, but most of the state's pension systems were missing, until now.

Ohio State Fair, Facebook

The ban that forced every fair in Ohio to shut down their poultry shows this year has been lifted.

Ohio Secretary of State

Wednesday marked the deadline for anyone wanting to run for president in Ohio’s March primary. All the major presidential candidates from both parties have filed to run in the Ohio primary. That includes the top ten-polling GOP candidates, and Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

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