Andy Chow | WOSU Radio

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.

Opponents of the so-called coal plant bailout proposed by two electric utilities are taking a big swing at the plan through a media blitz. 

Last year voters overwhelmingly approved redistricting reform for state legislative maps. Now a similar plan is in the works for congressional redistricting. But some officials fear that measure might break federal law. 

Two brands of handguns can look virtually identical side-by-side but there’s a big difference: one fires bullets and the other fires BB’s. Lawmakers say this can cause confusion and tragic results.

State lawmakers want to give judges the ability to put child abusers behind bars for as long as five years. 

While Gov. John Kasich is making a big final campaign push in New Hampshire, he’s still managing to make waves for lawmakers in Ohio. 

Advocates for clean energy usually lean on the environmental benefits. But one group says their effort is more personal.

With Ohio’s failing charter schools getting most of the attention, the state’s more successful charter schools say they’re struggling to attract good quality teachers. 

Hearings have ended and now it’s up to state regulators to decide if the so-called coal plant bailout for two electric utilities should be approved. 

Several districts are taking a unique approach to explain their frustration with the way charter schools are funded. 

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.

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

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. 

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

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

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