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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

December 13, 2017

 

Holcomb says the move is aimed at supporting families and ensuring the health of employees’ children.

Holcomb Creates Paid Parental Leave Policy For State Employees

Holcomb says the move is aimed at supporting families and ensuring the health of employees’ children.

December 13, 2017

 

Sen. Karen Tallian (D-Portage) and Attorney General Curtis Hill (R-Ind.) debated marijuana policy at a conference Wednesday.

AG Hill Cautions Against Expanding CBD Oil Legality Too Far

Hill says he’s not opposed to expanding the legality of CBD products for medical treatment, but only if, for instance, they are FDA approved.

December 11, 2017

 

State Budget Agency offices at the Statehouse (Brandon Smith/IPB News)

State Tax Revenues Continue Slump In November

November's collections put the state nearly $150 million below target through five months of the fiscal year.

December 2, 2017

 

U.S. Sens. Todd Young and Joe Donnelly

Indiana Senators Split On $1.4 Trillion Tax Bill

U.S. Sen. Todd Young says it allows Hoosiers to keep more of what they earn; U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly calls it a partisan tax hike on Indiana's middle class.

November 24, 2017

 

Lawmakers say they doubt the Caesars acquisition of Indiana's two racetrack casinos will have an impact on the industry inside the Statehouse,

Lawmakers Dismiss Impact Of Caesars Plan To Buy Racetrack Casinos

Lawmakers say Caesars' pending purchase of Indiana’s two racetrack casinos shouldn’t change much in the legislature when it comes to the gaming industry.

November 22, 2017

 

The Indiana Statehouse

Lawmakers Put Burden On Opposite Chambers In Bias Crimes Debate

Republican leaders in both the House and Senate say it’s the other chamber that controls the fate of the bias crimes bill in the 2018 session.

November 21, 2017

 

House Minority Leader Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City), right, sits beside Rep. Linda Lawson (D-Hammond) during the 2017 session.

House Democrats Set To Choose New Leader Next Week

The caucus met Tuesday to discuss Pelath's replacement but did not take a vote.

November 21, 2017

 

Lawmakers met Tuesday for what's called Organization Day, the ceremonial start to the 2018 legislative session.

Lawmakers Meet For Ceremonial Session Kickoff

Speaker of the House Brian Bosma addressed the chamber to suggest the course he wants the General Assembly to chart in the upcoming year.

November 20, 2017

 

House Speaker Brian Bosma says not to expect revolutionary change in workforce development during the 2018 session.

Chamber Outlines 2018 Agenda: Workforce Needs, Smoking Age Hike

Chamber Vice President Caryl Auslander says the education sector and the business community must work closer together.

November 17, 2017

 

A person in a green sweater sits at a table with a black coffee mug, marking wanted ads in a newspaper with a red pen.

Indiana Unemployment Rate Grows For 4th Consecutive Month

October marked the first time in six years the unemployment rate went up four consecutive months.

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