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Ohio Channel

The Ohio Channel offers live streaming video of Ohio Senate and House of Representative legislative sessions. Archives can be searched by specific parameters, down to the level of document type, keyword, date, and General Assembly number. The video and audio quality is decent, with detailed identification of each speaker or action, bill numbers, and length of time for each activity. Archives go back to 1997 for both legislative house. Those intersted can purchase a DVD or a VHS of any session available on the Ohio Channel. These video sessions mirror the legislative proceedings recorded in the Journals of the House and Senate. The Ohio Channel videos offer the verbatim dicussion, while the journals do not.