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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

February 13, 2017

 

The Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Senator Proposes Bill To Expand Welfare Eligibility

A state senator wants to expand the number of people who are eligible for welfare.

February 13, 2017

 

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Baby Boxes Legalization Effort Halted In Committee

An amendment to legalize baby boxes didn’t get enough support to even take a vote on it.

February 11, 2017

 

Indiana statehouse

Statehouse Update: Gov. Declarations, Abortion Bill, Hate Crimes

Governor Eric Holcomb announced a handful of significant decisions. A House committee debated an abortion bill. And a hate crimes bill cleared its first hurdle.

February 9, 2017

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch meet with reporters at the Statehouse.

Holcomb Pulls Out Of Cell Tower Deal

Governor Eric Holcomb announced the state is pulling out of a deal with an Ohio-based company to lease Indiana’s cell tower network.

February 9, 2017

 

House Speaker Rep. Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) speaks with reporters in his office.

House Votes To Override Pence Vetoes

One override would allow the state to delay environmental regulations that are stricter than federal rules.

February 8, 2017

 

The House Ways and Means Committee votes on the House GOP road funding bill.

House GOP Roads Bill Changes To Shift Money To Roads Sooner

House Republicans made a change to their road funding bill that would open a $600 million hole in the next state budget.

February 8, 2017

 

The State Budget Agency offices at the Statehouse.

State Tax Collections Just Short Of Expectations In January

January’s Indiana tax collections dipped just below expected levels for the first time in three months.

February 8, 2017

 

Indiana OB-GYNs Christina Francis (left) and Katherine McHugh (right) testify on a bill mandating providers tell patients that medication-induced abortions can be reversed.

Doctors Split In Testimony On Abortion Bill

Some doctors support a bill requiring abortion providers tell patients their medication-induced abortions could be reversed; others call it medically unsound.

February 7, 2017

 

handgun

Lawmakers Debate Series Of Gun Bills

A House committee debated a series of firearm regulations, including one to allow people protected by restraining orders to carry a handgun without a license.

February 7, 2017

 

Statehouse

Short-Term Rentals Bill Fails On House Floor

Legislation preventing local governments from banning short-term rentals such as Airbnb failed to garner enough votes to pass on the House floor.

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