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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 2:46 pm

Verbatim: Indiana GOP Chairman Kyle Hupfer Issues Statement on Senator Long's Retirement

The following was released on Tues. Feb. 13, 2018 by the Indiana GOP:

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer issued the following statement today following Senate President Pro Tem David Long's announcement that he plans to retire from the Indiana Senate later this year:

"Through over 20 years of public service at the Statehouse and more than a decade as the Senate's leader, David Long has played a critical role in transforming Indiana from a middle-of-the-pack state into a national example of great government.

"Under Senator Long's leadership, balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility have been a cornerstone of responsible government in Indiana. Today, Indiana is a top-ranked state for everything from business to cost of living, and Senator Long has been a key leader making all of this success possible.

"Senator Long has helped Indiana take bold action on the defining issues facing our state in recent years, from across-the-board tax reform -- helping set the stage for federal tax reform -- to providing more health care coverage options for Hoosiers in need. Just last year, Senator Long helped deliver to Hoosiers a fully-funded infrastructure plan that will be benefit our state for generations to come.

"Thank you, Senator Long, for your service to the Fort Wayne community and to our great state."