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Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

Recent Posts by Brandon Smith

January 23, 2017

 

Roads

GOP Leaders Split On Use Of Tolling Existing Roadways

Tolling of existing roadways could be a solution for the state’s road funding needs.

January 21, 2017

 

Indiana statehouse

Statehouse Update: State Of The State, Protesters Bill Stalls

Governor Holcomb delivered the State of the State, a bill aimed at protesters who block traffic stalled, and a committee approved a balanced budget amendment.

January 19, 2017

 

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Rucker discusses his pending retirement.

Justice Rucker: Grandkids, Desire To Travel Drove Retirement

Rucker was the first black man appointed to Indiana’s Supreme Court and is the last Democratic appointee.

January 18, 2017

 

The Indiana Supreme Court Chamber at the Indiana Statehouse.

Chief Justice Focuses On Justice Partners In Address

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush wants more attention paid to people who work in, and with, the state’s court system.

January 18, 2017

 

Statehouse

Leaders Respond To Gov. Eric Holcomb’s State Of The State Address

Holcomb’s address drew praise from Republican and Democratic legislative leaders. But there were criticisms, too.

January 17, 2017

 

Legislators passed a balanced budget amendment this session, but some question whether it was really necessary.

Ind. Senate Committee Approves Language Requiring Balanced Budget

Former Governor Mike Pence proposed a balanced budget amendment in 2015.

January 16, 2017

 

Legislative leaders say naming too many specific infrastructure projects in this session’s road funding bill could be damaging.

Legislators Avoid Specifics In Future Infrastructure Projects

Legislative leaders say naming too many specific infrastructure projects in this session’s road funding bill could be damaging.

January 12, 2017

 

House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) looks ahead to Governor Eric Holcomb's State of the State address as he speaks with reporters in the House Chamber.

GOP Leaders Want Holcomb To Take Charge On Tax Hikes

Republican legislative leaders say it’s “critically important” that Governor Eric Holcomb support their charge to raise taxes for road funding.

January 10, 2017

 

Office of Management and Budget Director Micah Vincent presents Governor Holcomb's budget alongside State Budget Director Jason Dudich.

Holcomb’s Budget Proposes Modest Education Increase

The Holcomb administration's proposed budget, as presented to lawmakers, contains only a modest increase in education spending.

January 10, 2017

 

Senate Republican Leadership, led by Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne), center, discuss the caucus' 2017 priorities.

Senate GOP Priorities: Road Funding, New ISTEP, Vaping Reform

The caucus’ top priorities include a long-term road funding plan, replacing the ISTEP test and addressing vaping liquid regulations.

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