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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

March 2, 2015

 

Power Lines

Energy Efficiency Bill Faces Criticism Over Revenue Recovery

Lost revenue recovery means utilities can raise customers’ rates to recover revenue lost because of energy efficiency.

February 27, 2015

 

Indiana Statehouse

Statehouse Update: Sunday Sales Dies, House Passes Budget

The General Assembly this week hit the halfway mark of its 2015 session, approving several major bills and killing off another.

February 26, 2015

 

Governor Pence

Governor Mum On Gaming Bill For Now

Though a House committee included extensive tax changes to the bill, those changes were taken out before the measure left the House this week.

February 26, 2015

 

Vaccine

Pence Lobbies Against HPV Vaccinations

The proposed House bill set a goal for the state to have 80 percent of 13 -15 year olds vaccinated against HPV by 2020.

February 25, 2015

 

Aztar Riverboat

Despite Concerns Over Live Dealers, Gaming Bill Clears House

The gaming bill would allow riverboats to move on land and would give casinos a 10 percent tax credit for new construction.

February 24, 2015

 

solar panels

House Speaker Halts Bill To Create Alternative Energy Fee

The bill would allow utility companies to charge alternative energy users a fee for using the energy grid.

February 24, 2015

 

House of Representatives

Education Funding Splits House Budget Vote Along Party Lines

Democrats voted against the budget, saying changes to the state's education funding formula will hurt many public schools.

February 24, 2015

 

The gaming bill is up for passage by the House Wednesday.

House Sends Gaming Tax Changes To Study Committee

The House eliminated an amendment to gaming legislation that had asked for controversial changes to the gaming law.

February 24, 2015

 

Beer

Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill Dead

The author of the bill says he doesn't have the votes necessary for the measure to pass.

February 24, 2015

 

budget

House Republicans Squash Democrats’ Changes To State Budget

Those proposed changes included a major alteration to the school funding formula.

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