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 and its largest online charter school are locked in a dispute over how to prove it’s providing an education to its more than 15,000 students. That fight is not just playing out in court but through TV, radio and web ads featuring a student defense.

The state’s education department won a major battle over the attendance fight with ECOT, Ohio’s largest online charter school. 

Ohio’s largest online charter school is firing back against state officials who say they don’t have enough information to perform an attendance audit. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT, says it won’t hand over student log-in times unless a judge tells them to. 

Advocates say time is running out for lawmakers to overhaul the way congressional districts are drawn in Ohio.  

With the presidential race heating up and Cleveland preparing to host the Republican National Convention, one educational institute is conducting a project in hopes of shedding partisan barriers. They want to do this through the power of music.

While people are still reeling in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando, leaders in Ohio say it’s time to add more protections for the LGBT community. 

In responding to the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman wanted to make it clear where he stood on selling guns to suspected terrorists. But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, his explanation seemed to cause even more confusion.

The use of high-tech, expensive body cameras has become a big topic in the world of law enforcement. But one state lawmaker thinks there’s a way to utilize a tool to increase accountability that’s already within everyone’s reach. 

The Ohio House and Senate took on a jam-packed slate of bills for their last day of lawmaking before leaving for summer break. 

Five public universities are opening up their checkbooks for all of Ohio to see. 

Charter school advocates brought out a group of supporters that aren’t always heard in the education debate: the students themselves. 

When you walk into a pharmacy, you may be greeted by a team that may include both a pharmacist and what’s known as a pharmacy technician. Lawmakers are now looking into a provision that would add more oversight on those pharmacy techs in an effort to overcome Ohio’s problem with drug addiction. 

State lawmakers have rolled out a multi-billion dollar budget that will invest in construction and improvement projects from infrastructure to the arts. And leaders believe the bill could be signed by the end of the month. 

The state wants Ohioans to speak out on what they want students to learn in school.

The Ohio primary win for John Kasich not only means a possible shift in momentum but more time away from Ohio and on the campaign trail. But the governor’s administration says it's still focused on business at home. 

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