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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 7, 2017

 

Indiana statehouse

Statehouse Update: Holcomb Agenda, House GOP Road Funding Plan

Governor-elect Eric Holcomb rolled out his legislative agenda this week while House Republicans unveiled their road funding plan.

January 5, 2017

 

Governor-elect Eric Holcomb, with Lieutenant Governor-elect Suzanne Crouch at his side, discusses his agenda for the 2017 legislative session.

Holcomb Rolls Out Legislative Agenda

Holcomb's agenda includes a 20-year road plan with potential tax increases, expanded pre-k and making the State Superintendent an appointed position.

January 5, 2017

 

Scott Pelath

House Minority Leader Scott Pelath Wants Citizen-Led Referenda

Pelath’s proposal would require changing the Indiana Constitution.

January 4, 2017

 

Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) discusses the House GOP road funding plan while surrounded by members of his caucus.

House GOP Rolls Out Road Funding Plan

The proposed first steps would cover less than half of the state’s needs.

January 3, 2017

 

(From L to R) Sen. Jean Breaux (D-Indianapolis) and Sen. Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) look on as Sen. Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) discusses his caucus' agenda for the 2017 session.

Senate Democrats Push Hate Crimes Bill

Sen. Greg Taylor says recent incidents – including vandalized churches – underline the need for such a bill, which he’ll author this session.

January 2, 2017

 

Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly meets with a constituent.

Donnelly Says Dems Shouldn’t Change Basic Game Plan

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly says he doesn’t feel added pressure as the leader of the Indiana Democratic Party after its substantial losses.

December 29, 2016

 

Senate Appropriations Chair Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) looks on as House Ways and Means Chair Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) speaks to reporters at the Statehouse.

Lawmakers Uncertain Of Federal Impact On State Budget

Top fiscal lawmakers say the potential impact of Donald Trump’s proposed reforms could upend the new state budget they’ll write early next year.

December 27, 2016

 

Attorney General-elect Curtis Hill (second from left) with a panel of experts on Indiana's drug epidemic.

Incoming AG Hill Wants ‘Strict Enforcement’ Of Drug Users

Incoming Attorney General Curtis Hill says the state shouldn’t abandon what he calls “strict enforcement” when it comes to addressing the drug epidemic.

December 26, 2016

 

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) discusses his servicemember mental health package during a 2016 press conference at the Indiana War Memorial.

Donnelly Turns Focus To Veteran Mental Health

Senator Joe Donnelly says he’s worked for years to address the mental health of active-duty servicemembers, and he’s now shifting his focus to veterans.

December 19, 2016

 

Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville), a co-chair of Indiana's roads task force, discusses the panel's recommendations.

Roads Task Force Recommends Raising Fuel Taxes

Indiana’s infrastructure task force approved recommendations that include raising taxes to generate funds for roads and bridges.

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