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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 6, 2015

 

House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis. (Photo Credit: Brandon Smith/IPBS)

Senate State Board Bill Goes Deeper Than House Version

The Senate version of a bill to alter State Board of Education membership asks for more changes than its House counterpart.

March 6, 2015

 

amtrak train

Hoosier State Rail Line Service To End April 1, INDOT Says

The Hoosier State Rail Line’s future had been in some doubt for months because of funding issues, but it wasn’t those concerns that led to INDOT’s announcement.

March 5, 2015

 

e-cig

Vaping Legislation Will Not Include E-Cigarette Regulations

Attorney General Greg Zoeller made regulating e-cigarettes one of his priorities this session, but the bill does nothing regarding e-cigarettes themselves.

March 5, 2015

 

Collections were dragged down by sub-par months from both sales and individual income tax revenues.

February Tax Revenues Miss State Targets

Tax revenues were just barely below projected levels in January, about $2 million off the mark.

March 4, 2015

 

vaping

Indiana E-Cigarette Regulations: Too Far Or Not Far Enough?

A Senate committee Wednesday unanimously approved the requirements.

March 4, 2015

 

Jordan and Laura McLinn

‘Please Say Yes’: Advocates Ask Committee To OK Right To Try

Senate lawmakers say they want more time to work on a bill allowing terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs.

March 3, 2015

 

Deer drinks water

Senate GOP Leader Urges High-Fenced Hunting Preserves Deal

This year’s bill, which legalizes only existing preserves, is already a scaled-down version of previous legislation.

March 2, 2015

 

construction zone

Common Construction Repeal May Require Further Study

Set by local boards, the common construction wage is a sort of minimum wage for public construction projects.

March 2, 2015

 

Power Lines

Energy Efficiency Bill Faces Criticism Over Revenue Recovery

Lost revenue recovery means utilities can raise customers’ rates to recover revenue lost because of energy efficiency.

February 27, 2015

 

Indiana Statehouse

Statehouse Update: Sunday Sales Dies, House Passes Budget

The General Assembly this week hit the halfway mark of its 2015 session, approving several major bills and killing off another.

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