Brandon Smith

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.

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Indiana will have a new Speaker of the House in the next few months as Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced his retirement Tuesday.

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Indiana Senate Democrats say they’ll push next session to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession, while not legalizing the drug.

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House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) says he will personally push to increase the legal smoking and vaping age in Indiana from 18 to 21.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Legislative leaders from both parties say they’re looking forward to Tuesday’s teacher rally at the Statehouse.

But Republicans and Democrats still seem split on the education issues driving the public demonstration.

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A state representative wants to lower the age limit to serve in the Indiana House and Senate to 18 years old.

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