Indiana Republicans chose David Long of Fort Wayne to once again serve as the Senate President Pro Tempore of the Indiana General Assembly.
In a press release issued today (“Organization Day” at the State house”), Republicans said Sen. Long “earned a “solid vote of confidence today as his colleagues officially selected him to remain as Senate President Pro Tempore through 2010.”
“I look forward to working once again with senators on both sides of the aisle to help the state maintain a balanced budget, protect education funding, permanently cap property taxes and continue job creation efforts across Indiana,” Long said.
Republicans continue to hold the majority in the state Senate, 33-17.
Meanwhile over in the House of Representatives where the Democrats hold the 52-48 majority (with a recount in one district still ongoing), Rep. Patrick Bauer was once again sworn in as Speaker of the House—a position he's held off and on as long as any of us can remember.