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Senate GOP agenda is limited, focused on 'nuts and bolts'

Brandon Smith
IPB News
Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) said his caucus’s 2022 agenda is focused on “nuts and bolts” measures.

Senate Republican leader Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) said his caucus’s agenda this year is focused on “nuts and bolts” measures.

That agenda, released Tuesday, contains three items: an expansion of the state’s automatic taxpayer refund, ensuring schools don’t lose funding because of quarantined studentsand helping end the public health emergency.

Bray said those measures "need to get done."

“The automatic taxpayer refund is important that we get about 900,000 more people to get the benefit of that,” Bray said.

Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. 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.