INDIANAPOLIS–Today, Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) issued the following statement after Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) announced his intention to retire later this year:

“I have known Senator Long throughout all of my years serving in the Indiana Senate. He has always been a true gentleman, a great legislator for his district, and a fair leader in the Senate.

“Although Sen. Long and I have debated our differences on many policy issues facing the State of Indiana over the years, we have remained friends and great colleagues. I have nothing but respect for Sen. Long and his many years of service to our state.

“I wish nothing but the best for Sen. Long and his family when this new chapter begins in November.”