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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

July 14, 2017

 

The federal courthouse in downtown Indianapolis.

State To Appeal Ruling Partially Blocking New Anti-Abortion Law

Federal Judge Sarah Evans Barker temporarily blocked three provisions of the controversial measure dealing with underage girls who seek abortions.

July 12, 2017

 

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson speaks at the National Association of Secretaries of State convention on July 10.

Lawsuit Seeks To Block Release Of Indiana Voter Information

Voter advocacy groups want to stop Secretary of State Connie Lawson from sharing voter information with President Donald Trump’s election integrity commission.

July 11, 2017

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-Indiana) has previously evaded any commitment to releasing internal analysis of the impact federal health care legislation will have on Indiana.

Holcomb Says He’ll Release Health Care Impact Data Before Vote

Gov. Eric Holcomb has previously evaded any commitment to releasing internal analysis of the impact federal health care legislation will have on Indiana.

July 11, 2017

 

The Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Former Senator Tapped To Lead Alcohol Law Study Panel

Indiana Senate GOP Leader David Long chose former Senator Beverly Gard to lead the new two-year commission on the state's alcohol laws.

July 6, 2017

 

Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) discusses during the 2017 session what ended up being the final state budget he'd work on as Senate Appropriations Committee Chair.

Senate Budget Architect Kenley To Retire This Fall

Indiana State Senator Luke Kenley, one of the most influential lawmakers at the Statehouse, will retire later this year after 25 years in office.

June 30, 2017

 

Statehouse

Lawson Denies Presidential Commission Access To Some Voter Info

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson says she cannot fully comply with a request from President Trump’s newly established Commission on Election Integrity.

June 29, 2017

 

ACLU of Indiana Legal Director Ken Falk (left) and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky CEO Betty Cockrum (right) discuss a judge's decision to halt parts of Indiana's new anti-abortion law.

Planned Parenthood Applauds, Right To Life Decries Abortion Ruling

Federal Judge Sarah Evans Barker halted three provisions of Indiana’s 2017 anti-abortion law dealing with underage girls who seek abortions.

June 29, 2017

 

Judge Sarah Evans Barker temporarily halted portions of Indiana's new anti-abortion law two weeks after hearing arguments at the federal courthouse in downtown Indianapolis.

Judge Halts Key Parts Of New Indiana Anti-Abortion Law

Judge Sarah Evans Barker issued a temporary injunction to prevent the state from enforcing three provisions of the controversial measure.

June 16, 2017

 

The private sector added 2,500 jobs last month, buoyed by growth in the private educational and health services and construction sectors.

Indiana Unemployment Rate Takes Biggest One-Month Drop Since 1993

Indiana private sector job growth rebounded after a tough April.

June 13, 2017

 

Birch Bayh Federal Building (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

Planned Parenthood Asks Judge To Halt Parts Of New Abortion Law

A federal judge seemed skeptical of some of the state’s arguments for upholding broad portions of the legislation passed this year.

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