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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

April 6, 2017

 

E cigarette

House Approves Vaping Regulations Bill

The legislation aims to undo a monopoly created by existing law.

April 6, 2017

 

House Chambers

More Changes As House And Senate Amend Cold Beer Sales Bills

A battle is brewing at the Statehouse as lawmakers try to keep legislation alive that addresses a loophole used by Ricker's convenience store to sell cold beer.

April 5, 2017

 

Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen), at left, and Sen. Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) are the primary authors of the Senate budget.

Senate Republicans Reject Host Of Democratic Budget Amendments

Republicans rejected several attempts by Democrats Wednesday to increase pre-K funding.

April 5, 2017

 

Pharmacy Drugs

House Vote To Crack Down On Heroin Dealers, Pharmacy Robbers

Critics argue the legislature is “backsliding” to previous, failed attempts to address the drug epidemic.

April 4, 2017

 

Indiana Statehouse

Senate Advances Tax-Raising, Fee-Creating Road Funding Bill

After a more than hour-long debate, the Senate advanced legislation that raises taxes and creates new fees to fund the state’s road and bridge maintenance.

April 4, 2017

 

Indiana Statehouse in March, 2016.

Parental Notification Of Abortion Bill Clears House

The House approved a bill adding rules to parental consent and notification of abortion – even as some Democrats raised new issues with the measure.

April 4, 2017

 

Miller Beer

Ricker’s Can Keep Selling Cold Beer For Now Under Bill Change

Ricker’s can keep its two permits, but when those permits are up for renewal at year’s end, the rules will be different.

April 3, 2017

 

Joe Donnelly is one of just three Democratic Senators who have announced support for President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.

Donnelly Announces Support For Trump Nominee Gorsuch

Donnelly becomes the third Democrat to back Judge Neil Gorsuch.

April 3, 2017

 

Department of Child Services legislative director Parvonay Stover tells a House committee her agency doesn't recommend legalizing baby boxes.

Baby Box Backers Hope To Legalize Existing Devices As Bill Moves

The measure moving to the House floor would put in jeopardy the status of the state’s two existing devices.

April 3, 2017

 

The judge says the law created financial and other burdens for women.

Planned Parenthood, ACLU Cheer Ruling Halting Ultrasound Rule

The law required women to obtain an ultrasound at least 18 hours before an abortion.

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