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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

February 27, 2017

 

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Fresh Food Initiative Advances Without Funding

The legislation creates grants to incentivize new and existing businesses to create more fresh food options.

February 24, 2017

 

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Statehouse Update: Two Holcomb Initiatives Curbed, Abortion Bill

Senate lawmakers rejected or scaled back two of Governor Eric Holcomb’s top priorities this week.

February 23, 2017

 

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Senate Lawmakers OK Staffers With Guns In The Statehouse

Senate lawmakers approved legislation to allow legislative staffers to carry guns in the Statehouse.

February 23, 2017

 

House budget author Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville), center, speaks with colleagues on the floor.

Lawmakers Nix Bid To End To Nursing Home Construction Moratorium

House lawmakers rejected an attempt to get rid of the state’s moratorium on new nursing home construction.

February 22, 2017

 

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Senate Committee Scales Back Vaping Liquid Regulations

Some e-liquid manufacturers say the bill would pave the way for their return to the state.

February 22, 2017

 

The Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Senate Panel OK’s Mandating Parental Notification Before Abortion

The measure would require that parents receive legal notice their child is seeking an abortion and would give them standing to try to stop it in court.

February 22, 2017

 

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House Approves Bill To Give Court Protectees Guns Without Licenses

The House passed legislation to allow people protected by restraining orders to carry a handgun without a license for up to 60 days.

February 22, 2017

 

Cops

Felony Arrestee DNA Bill Clears House

House lawmakers sent a bill to the Senate that allows law enforcement to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested for a felony.

February 22, 2017

 

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House Approves Changes To Indiana’s Gaming Tax System

The House approved legislation that its author says “modernizes” Indiana’s gaming tax structure.

February 21, 2017

 

Indiana Statehouse (Peter Balonon-Rosen/IPB News)

Abortion Bill Changed After Returning To Committee

A House committee altered and then approved an abortion regulation bill after the unusual step of sending the bill from the House floor back to the committee.

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