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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

August 14, 2017

 

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Messer Pledges Calmer Tone In Senate GOP Race As Campaign Begins

Congressman Luke Messer says now that his campaign officially gets underway, he’ll focus on substantive issues.

August 10, 2017

 

State Budget Agency offices at the Statehouse (Brandon Smith/IPB News)

Indiana 2018 Fiscal Year Off To Slow Start

Indiana’s 2018 fiscal year got off to a slow start as all of its tax revenues came in below expectations.

August 9, 2017

 

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill discusses his plan to use money from his office to spread an Indianapolis anti-violence program to other communities around the state.

Hill Seeks To Replicate Indianapolis Anti-Violence Program

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill plans to set aside money from his office to spread the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition model across Indiana.

August 9, 2017

 

U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Brownsburg) launches his Senate bid on the south steps of the Indiana Statehouse.

Rokita Launches Senate Bid In Crowded Republican Field

Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Brownsburg) formally joined the Senate race, becoming the sixth GOP candidate trying to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.).

August 4, 2017

 

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana), center, speaks with a constituent at the Indiana State Fair.

Donnelly Says Senate Will Look To Protect Health Care Subsidies

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) says the Senate will aim to prevent President Donald Trump from cutting off subsidies provided by the Affordable Care Act.

July 27, 2017

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb says the state is in a strong position to take care of its citizens.

Holcomb Still Avoids Specifics On Health Care Reform Impact

When pressed again, Holcomb said the Senate bill was too much of a moving target to provide specific data.

July 27, 2017

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb, left, announced the creation of a new cabinet position, naming LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo, right, as the state's first Secretary of Career Connections and Talent.

Holcomb Creates New Cabinet Position For Talent Recruitment

LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo will become the state’s first Secretary of Career Connections and Talent.

July 26, 2017

 

Congressman Luke Messer (R-Ind.)

Indiana Rep. Luke Messer Announces 2018 U.S. Senate Bid

Indiana Sixth District U.S. Rep. Luke Messer is joining an increasingly-crowded GOP primary to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly in 2018.

July 14, 2017

 

The federal courthouse in downtown Indianapolis.

State To Appeal Ruling Partially Blocking New Anti-Abortion Law

Federal Judge Sarah Evans Barker temporarily blocked three provisions of the controversial measure dealing with underage girls who seek abortions.

July 12, 2017

 

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson speaks at the National Association of Secretaries of State convention on July 10.

Lawsuit Seeks To Block Release Of Indiana Voter Information

Voter advocacy groups want to stop Secretary of State Connie Lawson from sharing voter information with President Donald Trump’s election integrity commission.

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