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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 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.

February 6, 2017

 

Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control Director Amy-Jo Sipes says her department received more than 250 calls for animals in hot cars last summer alone.

Bill Gives Immunity For Breaking Into Hot Car To Rescue Animals

A House committee approved a bill to provide immunity to anyone who breaks into a vehicle to rescue an animal from a hot car.

February 6, 2017

 

House Minority Leader Rep. Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City), flanked by Rep. Greg Porter (D-Indianapolis) and Dan Forestal (D-Indianapolis) discusses his caucus' road funding plan.

House Democrats Unveil Road Funding Plan

House Democrats unveiled their road funding plan, billing it “No New Taxes.” Instead, Democrats want to halt future tax cuts to help pay for their plan.

February 3, 2017

 

Hossier state train

Hoosier State Rail Line Funding In Question

Future state funding for the Hoosier State Rail Line is in question after the state severed its contract with private partner Iowa Pacific Holdings.

February 2, 2017

 

Tesla Roadster photographed at the 2009 Washington DC Auto Show.

Committee Carves Out Tesla From Direct Sales Ban

A House committee changed legislation that bans direct sales by auto manufacturers to essentially grandfather in electric car maker Tesla.

February 2, 2017

 

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Committee Approves Bill To Give Money To Exonerated Prisoners

Rep. Greg Steuerwald’s (R-Danville) would create a fund to pay each exonerated person $25,000 for every year spent behind bars.

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