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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 16, 2018

 

The Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

New Crime Would Increase Drug Dealing Penalties If Buyer Dies

The bill's supporters say it's largely targeted at the emergence of drugs laced with fentanyl, which has led to a spike in overdose deaths.

February 15, 2018

 

Flexform Technologies CEO Gregg Baumbaugh displays one of the automobile interior parts his company manufactures using hemp.

Senate Panel Approves Bill To Open Up Hemp Industry In Indiana

A bill to open up the industrial hemp industry in Indiana passed a Senate panel, even as supporters face pushback from some skeptical lawmakers.

February 14, 2018

 

Boxes of beer on a grocery store shelf.

Sunday Sales Legalized Sooner Under Change In Committee

Sunday alcohol carryout sales would become legal even earlier than expected under a legislative change made in a House committee Wednesday.

February 14, 2018

 

Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) says he wants to clear up vagueness in his legislation regulating short-term rentals.

Committee Debates Potential Changes To Airbnb Bill

Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) says he wants to clear up vagueness in his legislation regulating short-term rentals.

February 13, 2018

 

Indiana can move forward with lethal injections following an Indiana Supreme Court ruling sanctioning the state's use of a new lethal injection drug.

State Supreme Court Rules On Lethal Injection Drug Lawsuit

Indiana can move forward with lethal injections following an Indiana Supreme Court ruling sanctioning the state’s use of a new lethal injection drug.

February 13, 2018

 

State lawmakers say they'll seek to find a balance between innovation and safety when it comes to self-driving cars.

Industry Groups Divided On Self-Driving Car Regulations Bill

State lawmakers say they’ll seek to find a balance between innovation and safety when it comes to self-driving cars.

February 13, 2018

 

Sen. David Long (R-Fort Wayne) announces his retirement from the legislature with his wife Melissa alongside him.

Indiana Senate’s GOP Leader Retiring From Legislature

The Republican leader of the Indiana Senate says he will be stepping down from the Legislature later this year.

February 12, 2018

 

Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem), right, speaks to fellow Sen. Mike Young (R-Indianapolis) on the Senate floor.

Bill Advances To More Strictly Regulate Child Care Facilities

The bill stems from an investigation into a Merrillville child care program. It was shut down after DCS officials discovered unsafe conditions.

February 12, 2018

 

Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Merrillville) wants to create a special legislative commission to investigate the Department of Child Services.

State Senator Wants Legislative Commission To Investigate DCS

Sen. Eddie Melton says his proposed commission is meant to work in conjunction with ongoing independent efforts to explore issues at the embattled state agency.

February 12, 2018

 

Airbnb reports rapid growth for the short-term rental service in Indiana this year.

Short-Term Rental Tax Issues Will Wait For 2019 Session

Disagreements over how to regulate the burgeoning short-term rental industry seem likely to be solved this year. But how to tax them may wait until 2019.

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