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.

More information, including allegations of harassment, is coming out against the now former Rep. Wes Goodman (R-Cardington). Now the top staff leader for House Republicans says they’ve been fielding rumors about Goodman for more than a year but, until this month, there was nothing to act on.

The emergence of police body cameras has caused several communities to solve their own questions about what is and is not public record. Lawmakers are introducing a bipartisan bill to provide a final answer.

In the past month two lawmakers and one high-ranking staffer have resigned under the guise of “inappropriate conduct.” But that phrase can be attributed to a wide-range of infractions. The Senate president says their goal is to be as transparent as possible.

After months of warnings that a death row inmate was too sick to be executed, the state tried and failed to carry out his lethal injection.  It's only the third time in modern U.S history that an execution was halted after it began.

A state lawmaker has resigned after a state employee accused him of inappropriate conduct inside his downtown Columbus office. This is the second resignation to come from Capitol Square this week.

A state senator wants to toss out the idea of expulsions for kids who are in third grade or younger. The lawmaker says this can go a long way to closing the achievement gap for disadvantaged students.

Republicans in the U.S. Senate have rolled out their tax reform plan to join what the Trump Administration and the U.S. House have offered. Ohio's two Senators plan to be key players in the process.

The Trump Administration has signaled it’ll give flexibility to states when it comes to how they operate their Medicaid programs. That will likely open the door for Ohio to implement a controversial measure.

The debate over Issue 2 stirred a fight over the rising cost of drug prices and if the proposal would actually bring those prices down. It was a fight that ultimately became the most expensive ballot campaign in Ohio history. But with all the money and debate, nothing about the drug industry will change.

After a tough year of forecasting last year, the state's budget projections turned out to be right on target for last month. 

There has been an escalating flurry of rumors at the Statehouse ever since a senator was accused of sexually propositioning a staffer. Since then, complaints of various types of harassment against three representatives have surfaced. But the top House leader wants to draw the line between gossip and fact.

The top leader of the Ohio House is speaking out after allegations of harassment made against several representatives. The complaints, which date back as far as 2015, surfaced after a senator quit following sexual harassment accusations. 

Several community groups rallied to show their support for a bipartisan bill they think is needed reform against predatory lending. 

Buying textbooks can cost college students hundreds and even thousands of dollars every semester. Some state lawmakers see this as a burden beyond already high out-of-pocket expenses. Now there's a plan to try to lighten the load.

For the first time since lawmakers required it in the budget, Gov. John Kasich’s administration made a trip to the Statehouse to ask a panel of legislators to release hundreds of millions of dollars to fund Medicaid. 

Several Ohio cities are waiting to hear how their bids for Amazon's second headquarters went over with the retail giant. Gov. John Kasich is teasing the possibility of a new tech giant moving into Ohio.

Business and labor leaders both agree that something needs to be done to overhaul the fund Ohio uses to pay out jobless benefits. They want to avoid the crisis of 2008 when the state borrowed billions from the feds when the fund dried up. A new plan has been proposed but both sides seemed to be split on the bill.

Lawmakers call it a silent epidemic as an alarming rate of children are sexually abused but don’t feel safe enough to ask for help. Now there’s a proposal that would hopefully create an open line of communication.

The state is redesigning the way mental health and addiction services are covered under health care plans. Those services are critical in fighting the deadly opioid crisis. That means a lot of testing is needed before implementing the new system.

This time last year state school board members saw an alarming report that showed about a 1/3 of Ohio’s high school juniors were not meeting the standards needed to graduate. That was for the class of 2018 and the numbers aren’t looking much better for the class of 2019.

Leaders in the Ohio Senate plan to conduct sexual harassment education and training. This comes in the aftermath of a state employee accusing a senator of inappropriate conduct.

A Republican candidate for Secretary of State has dropped out of the primary fight, citing party unity as her reason.

We are likely still a generation away from seeing self-driving cars as the main mode of transportation. But for the Ohio Department of Transportation, the future is now.

The high-profile shootings of unarmed black men and children has shined a light on the need for better police training. That’s why Ohio’s attorney general is rolling out a new simulation that can hone an officer’s decision-making skills.

The U.S. EPA is trying to throw out one of the most sweeping pieces of regulation for carbon emissions. Opponents and supporters say this will have a big impact on Ohio.

The high-profile shootings of unarmed black men and teenagers has shined a light on the need for better police training. That’s why Ohio’s attorney general is rolling out a new simulation that can hone an officer’s decision-making skills.

Ohio wants to be a leader for the automated vehicles industry. But Gov. John Kasich warns that as the nation prepares for self-driving cars, then it must also prepare for some major consequences. 

The state is working with community leaders trying to find ways to curb the infant mortality crisis. A new report shows that 1,024 babies died before their first birthday last year. That’s a 1.9% increase from the previous year.

A central Ohio lawmaker wants to try again to make tougher penalties for violent assaults of strangulation. The state senator believes this could lead to fewer domestic violence deaths.

Congressional leaders had a tension-filled committee hearing while grilling the former CEO of the consumer credit reporting company Equifax. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, who sits on that committee, believes it’s time to strengthen financial information privacy laws. 

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