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 atOtterbeinUniversity and took part in the Washington Semester program through American University in Washington, D.C.
Ohio's governor signed a bill allowing teachers to carry guns in class after 24 hours of training. Republicans tout the move as a way to increase safety; educators worry it could lead to more danger.
Early in the pandemic, Ohio voters approved of Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. As GOP opposition to mandates grew, so did the opposition to the governor. Now he faces three primary challengers.
Ohio lawmakers are drawing up a new congressional district map after the previous attempt was ruled unconstitutional by the state supreme court.
Voting sites have been relocated away from senior living facilities, new cleaning protocols for election equipment are in place and absentee voting is strongly encouraged.
Ohio's Republican governor is proposing new gun control laws in response to the deadly mass killings in Dayton. This would be a big change for the Ohio GOP if he gets his way.