INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly convened Jan. 6 and is scheduled to meet until March 14.
Here is how to contact local legislators, and express your thoughts about the South Shore line extension.
Legislative leaders for the 2014 session are:
House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis
House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City
Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne
Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane, D-Anderson
Contact your lawmakers
Lawmakers can be contacted at the Statehouse in several ways:
BY MAIL -- Lawmaker's name, chamber, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
BY TELEPHONE -- State representatives: (800) 382-9842; State senators: (800) 382-9467
BY EMAIL -- Select the lawmaker you wish to contact at: iga.in.gov/legislative/2014/legislators. Click the "email" link on the lawmaker's page to send a message.
The General Assembly website, listing pending legislation and other information, is at: iga.in.gov.
Contact the governor, lieutenant governor
Gov. Mike Pence and Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann lead the state's executive branch. Both are Republicans.
They can be contacted several ways:
BY MAIL -- 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
BY TELEPHONE -- Governor's office: (317) 232-4567; Lt. Governor's office: (317) 232-4545
BY EMAIL -- Use the web form at www.in.gov/gov/2333.htm