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More mail headed your way from lawmakers

Posted at 8:32 PM, Dec 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-23 20:32:32-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- You can expect to receive mail from your state senator or representative before the New Year.

Lawmakers are sending flyers and surveys ahead of the first day of the legislative session in an attempt to gauge where you stand on the issues.

Lawmakers from both parties have spent about $3.5 million sending Hoosiers mail this year.

Some of it outlines legislative priorities. Other mail has included printed surveys that constituents could also access online.

Indianapolis This Week Insider Kip Tew said some of the questions seem designed to get a specific response.

"Sometimes they word the questions to get the answers they want," Tew said. "And I would prefer that not happen and they elicit real information out of their voters."

A spokeswoman for the House Republicans said direct mail is an important tool for members to communicate directly with constituents – especially those who may not have the resources or ability to go online for their information.

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