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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 9, 2015

 

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Opponents, Supporters Testify On Religious Freedom Bill

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act aims to add an extra layer of protection against religious discrimination in Indiana.

February 9, 2015

 

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High-Fenced Hunting Legislation Passes House Committee

Debate over the existence of high-fenced deer hunting preserves goes back a decade, including an ongoing legal battle over the issue.

February 9, 2015

 

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Senate Committee To Hear Religious Freedom Bills

Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane says he’s concerned that the bill is being pushed by Republicans to serve a political agenda.

February 6, 2015

 

Experts are urging Indiana residents to use free tools on their taxes.

Pence’s Tax Simplifications Could Be Costly, Research Says

Among the many provisions of Pence’s bill is a change to a sales tax exemption for Hoosier businesses.

February 6, 2015

 

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House Advances Bill To Remove Ritz As State Board Chair

The Indiana House of Representatives voted forward a bill to remove state superintendent Glenda Ritz as chair of the State Board of Education.

February 4, 2015

 

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Domestic Violence Funding Bill Clears House Committee

Proposed legislation would provide $5 million a year in the next two-year state budget for domestic violence prevention and treatment programs.

February 3, 2015

 

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Senate Advances Bill OK’ing Religion-Based Hiring Decisions

The bill says organizations with a religious background that have contracts with state or local governments can make hiring decisions based on religion.

February 3, 2015

 

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House Committee Approves Rulemaking Limitations Bill

Opponents argue the bill will prevent agencies from enacting much-needed protections.

February 2, 2015

 

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Bill Would Raise Age Limit For Supreme, Appeals Court Judges

Current law requires judges on the Supreme and Appeals courts to retire by the age of 75. Sen. Jim Buck's bill would raise that to 80.

January 30, 2015

 

The low revenue numbers are giving state lawmakers pause as they debate tax reform issues.

Pelath Expresses Concern As Budget Writing Looms

House Minority Leader Scott Pelath’s problem with the budget process lies in a power of the governor’s called reversion.

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