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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

March 1, 2017

 

Statehouse

Senate Approves Scaled-Back E-Liquid Regulations

Indiana’s existing vaping regulations created a de facto monopoly, forcing dozens of manufacturers to shut down or move.

February 28, 2017

 

DNA

Bill Advances To Let Police Collect DNA From All Felony Arrestees

Despite the bill's passage, there’s disagreement over what happens to some of those DNA records.

February 28, 2017

 

The Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Senate OKs Abortion Parental Notification Bill Despite Opposition

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 27, 2017

 

Bill author Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange) didn’t call the bill onto the floor for amendments.

Hate Crimes Bill Dies On Senate Floor Without Vote

Indiana is one of five states without a hate crimes law. That will continue for at least another year.

February 27, 2017

 

baby box prototype

Senate Approves Bill Giving OK To Baby Boxes In Hospitals

The legislation would not sanction the state’s two existing baby boxes, both of which are in firehouses.

February 27, 2017

 

statehouse

Senate Changes Abortion Bill, Doesn’t Diminish Criticism

The Indiana Senate made changes to a parental consent for abortion bill that supporters say they hope the changes fix the bill’s issues.

February 27, 2017

 

A Hoosier protests on behalf of the Hoosier community

Senate Votes To Move Protesters Bill To Study Committee

The original bill required police to clear protesters who block traffic from roadways using “any means necessary.”

February 27, 2017

 

Veggies

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

 

Indiana statehouse

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

 

handgun

Senate Lawmakers OK Staffers With Guns In The Statehouse

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

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