Andy Chow

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.

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. 

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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

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. 

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