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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

April 24, 2017

 

general assembly

2017 Session Wrap-Up: Roads, Education, Cold Beer And Vaping

The 2017 legislative session came to a close late Saturday night as lawmakers wrapped up long-debated issues.

April 22, 2017

 

House Floor

Lawmakers Rewrite Vaping Regulations After Inadvertent Monopoly

Legislation is headed to the governor that eliminates many of the state’s monopoly-creating, vaping regulations.

April 22, 2017

 

lawmakers

Controversial Alcohol Bill Clears Both Chambers As Session Ends

Lawmakers completed a temporary rewrite of the state’s alcohol carryout laws to address a convenience store that found a legal work-around.

April 21, 2017

 

But despite recent losses, the unemployment rate went down because of a surge in the labor force.

Indiana Unemployment Rate Lowest In Nearly 16 Years

Indiana's unemployment rate declined despite March’s private sector job losses.

April 20, 2017

 

GOP legislative leaders discuss the details of the final road funding package.

GOP Leaders Unveil Final Road Funding Package Details

The roads plan includes one of the biggest points of contention between the House and Senate: shifting sales tax on gasoline to pay for roads.

April 20, 2017

 

Convenience store owner Jay Ricker says the legislature is singling him out.

Alcohol Law Proposal Upsets Convenience Store Owner Ricker

The proposed legislative language would bar Ricker from renewing his permits next year.

April 20, 2017

 

Candidates

Three Finalists Chosen For Supreme Court Opening

The finalists are vying to replace retiring Justice Robert Rucker, who is stepping down in May after 26 years on the bench.

April 19, 2017

 

airbnb listings for the 2016 Indy 500 weekend.

House Fails To Advance Airbnb Bill For Second Time This Session

The legislation bars local government agencies from banning short-term rentals while also imposing some regulations.

April 19, 2017

 

Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne), left, and House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) will take the details of a road funding plan to their caucuses for approval.

Tentative Road Funding Bill In Place As Leaders Agree To Plan

Legislative leadership will now take the road funding plan to their caucuses for approval.

April 18, 2017

 

Indiana statehouse

Appointed Superintendent Bill Heads To Governor

The House advanced a bill to the governor to make the Superintendent of Public Instruction an appointed, rather than elected position.

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