Waynedale Political Commentaries


Indiana lawmakers recently convened at the Statehouse for Organization Day — the ceremonial start of the legislative session.

Once the General Assembly officially reconvenes January 3, legislators will delve deeper into topics, authoring and passing bills that will make Indiana a better place to live, work and raise a family.

On Organization Day, lawmakers kicked off the 2018 legislative session by discussing issues facing our communities and state, and preparing for the work ahead.

Among other items, I expect lawmakers to tackle issues like continuing to fight the opioid epidemic, supporting job growth, preparing Hoosiers for success by enhancing our education system for students and adults, updating Indiana’s alcohol laws, and keeping our budget balanced.

To stay up to date on what is happening in the General Assembly, visit iga.in.gov. On this site, you can stream session and committee meetings as well as find bills, vote tallies and calendars.

In addition, my office provides email updates to keep constituents in Senate District 16 informed on topics being discussed at the Statehouse. E-newsletters also offer convenient opportunities for you to reply directly with your input. Signing up to receive them is a free and safe service, and all you need is an email address. My office never shares your email with anyone else.

Visit www.IndianaSenateRepublicans.com/Long to sign up.

One of the most important parts of the legislative process is getting feedback from constituents. In the coming months, I welcome your input as I frame my approach to legislative issues.

My office can be reached by phone at 800-382-9467 or by email at Senator.Long@iga.in.gov. I hope to hear from you soon.

David Long - IN Dist. 16 Senator

David is a former Republican member of the Indiana State Senate representing the 16th district which encompasses Waynedale. He served as the President Pro Tempore of the Indiana State Senate. David writes the "Straight From The Senate" column for the newspaper. > Read Full Biography > More Articles Written By This Writer