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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 18, 2015

 

In 2009, the DCS hotline fielded 109,000 calls. Last year, that number almost doubled.

Governor Requests Funds To Hire 117 More DCS Workers

Gov. Pence says the legislature will need to appropriate $7.5 million each year for additional Department of Child Services case workers.

March 17, 2015

 

Opponents of the bill argue it will cost jobs in both the nursing home and construction industries.

Bill Bans Construction Of New Nursing Homes For Three Years

The bill would bar construction of new nursing homes for three years with only a few exceptions.

March 17, 2015

 

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Indiana Unemployment Rises To Highest Level In 11 Months

State officials say the increase in the unemployment rate was sparked by an increase in the number of people reentering the job hunt.

March 17, 2015

 

pill

‘Right To Try’ Legislation One Step Closer To Becoming Law

The bill allows terminally ill patients to use medicine that has not received full FDA approval.

March 17, 2015

 

Current state law requires identification cards to include a photograph.

New State ID Would Not Require Photograph

A bill aimed at the state's Amish community would create a new state ID that does not require a photograph.

March 17, 2015

 

The Federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act does not necessarily extend to active duty National Guard members or reservists.

Senate Panel Advances Bill Protecting Servicemember Finances

The measure helps protect active duty National Guard members and reservists from foreclosures and default.

March 16, 2015

 

RFRA Supporters

Committee Hears Debate Over ‘Religious Freedom’ Measure

Supporters of the bill say the RFRA concept exists in 30 other states and has not been used as a license to discriminate.

March 10, 2015

 

Bus route photo

Public Transportation Advocates Rally For Funding Increase

The General Assembly hasn’t increased dollars in the state’s Public Mass Transportation Fund for seven years.

March 9, 2015

 

water storage

Bill Seeks To Protect Drinking Water From Contamination

The bill from Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso, places new requirements on both owners of above ground storage tanks and the state.

March 6, 2015

 

Indiana Statehouse

Statehouse Update: Right To Try On Hold, Vaping Bill Gets OK

One Senate committee this week approved a bill regulating the state’s vaping industry while another held off on legislation aimed at helping the terminally ill.

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