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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 21, 2015

 

For the fourth session in a row, legislative language creating a program to drug test welfare recipients appears dead.

Effort To Drug Test Welfare Recipients Is Likely Dead

Rep. Terry Goodin, D-Crothersville, last week crafted an amendment to a health care bill that would allow the state to randomly drug test welfare recipients.

April 20, 2015

 

Indiana Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers (Photo Credit: Kyle Stokes/StateImpact Indiana)

New Campaign Aims To Give College Students Intern Experience

The Commission for Higher Education launched "Career Ready Indiana" Monday afternoon.

April 20, 2015

 

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The Future Of Indiana’s Education Roundtable Is Uncertain

The House budget appropriated about $1.4 million for the roundtable before the Senate zeroed it out.

April 17, 2015

 

The so-called â13th checkâ is an additional yearly benefit for retired public employees and teachers. The amount can range from $150-$450, but that can make a big difference.

Retired Teachers Ask Legislators Not To Cut Benefit Check

Retiree advocates made a plea for more spending even as a gloomy new revenue forecast has lawmakers looking to cut money out of their budget proposals.

April 17, 2015

 

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Statehouse Roundup: Common Construction Wage, Budget Issues

Lawmakers this week wrapped up one of the most controversial issues of the year with the end of session less than two weeks away.

April 16, 2015

 

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Common Construction Wage Repeal On Its Way To Pence’s Desk

Debate over the future of the state’s minimum wage for workers on public construction projects is almost over.

April 16, 2015

 

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Revenue Forecast Could Affect State Budget Proposal

The new state tax revenue projection says Indiana will take in about $213 million less than a December forecast predicted.

April 15, 2015

 

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Senate Budget Architect Concerned About Revenue Forecasts

Every two years, lawmakers write the final version of the state budget based off tax revenue projections released in mid-April.

April 15, 2015

 

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Common Construction Wage Repeal Clears Indiana Senate

Senators spent more than three hours over the past two days debating the issue of repealing Indiana’s minimum wage for construction workers on public projects.

April 15, 2015

 

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Budget Amendments On LGBT Civil Rights, School Bus Ads

Republicans rejected more than a dozen Democratic amendments, including proposals to alter education funding and increase money for public mass transit.

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