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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, 2018

 

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January Revenues Tick Up, Still Behind State Budget Plan

A little more than halfway through the year, total tax collections for Indiana are about $40 million - or 0.5 percent - behind the state's budget plan.

February 8, 2018

 

Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) says more work on redistricting wouldn't be necessary if Republicans heeded a previous study committee's recommendation.

Senate GOP Wants New Redistricting Study Committee

Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane says more work on redistricting wouldn't be necessary if Republicans heeded a previous study committee's recommendation.

February 7, 2018

 

Rep. Ryan Dvorak is a democrat from South Bend.

Lawmakers Advance Workforce Bills As Session’s First Half Ends

House and Senate lawmakers waited until the final day of the session’s halfway point to advance their top priority for 2018: workforce development measures.

February 6, 2018

 

Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) honors the Purdue University football team earlier this session.

Senate Unanimously Approves Bill To Name Firefly State Insect

Indiana is one of just three states in the country without an official state insect. Legislation passed in the Senate Tuesday would change that.

February 6, 2018

 

Sen. Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) argues SB 33 would not necessarily keep churches safe.

Senate Passes Bill To Allow Guns At Churches On School Grounds

The bill says churches would still have the right to bar guns from their grounds.

February 6, 2018

 

House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) says members of the GOP caucus - many of whom represent rural areas - had concerns with the township reform bill.

Township Reform Bill Dies Without Vote In House

House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) says members of the GOP caucus - many of whom represent rural areas - had concerns with the township reform bill.

February 5, 2018

 

Rep. Ed Clere's (R-New Albany) bill would have prevented school officials from censoring student journalists' content or disciplining students because of what they produce.

Student Press Freedom Bill Fails On House Floor

Rep. Ed Clere's bill would have prevented school officials from censoring student journalists' content or disciplining students because of what they produce.

February 5, 2018

 

Sen. Mike Young (R-Indianapolis), left, discusses his CBD legalization bill with Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem).

Senate Joins House In Passing Indiana Cannabis Oil Bill

The Indiana Legislature is poised to allow anyone to use cannabidiol, a cannabis-derived extract believed to have therapeutic benefits.

February 5, 2018

 

Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) voted against the measure because he wants the bill's original language - which would have eliminated the need for handgun licenses entirely.

House Passes Bill To Eliminate Lifetime Handgun License Fees

The House approved legislation Monday to eliminate the fee for Indiana’s lifetime handgun carry license.

February 2, 2018

 

Indiana U.S. Representatives  and U.S. Senate candidates, Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, won't say for sure whether they'll support a path to citizenship for DACA recipients.

Messer, Rokita Dodge On DACA Path To Citizenship

Indiana Congressmen Luke Messer and Todd Rokita won’t say for sure whether they’ll support a path to citizenship for DACA recipients.

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