Indiana State Senator Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, has been appointed to
serve on the State Budget Committee.
The committee is a bipartisan and bicameral body charged with hearing budget
requests and making budget recommendations to the General Assembly.
The Budget Committee’s recommendations became the basis for lawmakers’ work
in crafting the state’s two-year budget. The committee meets throughout the
year and provides continuing legislative oversight of budget implementation,
including major state-funded capital projects.
Another interim committee on which Tallian will serve this summer is the
Unemployment Insurance Oversight Committee. The committee is charged with
studying the use of debit cards to pay unemployment insurance benefits as
well as the merit of allowing claimants to have their unemployment benefits
direct deposited into a claimants personal checking or savings account.
The committee will also study the feasibility of indexing unemployment
benefits and the taxable wage base already in current statute.
Tallian has also been named to the Child Custody and Support Advisory
Committee, Pension Management Oversight Commis-sion and the Public Officers
Compensation Advisory Commis-sion.
These appointments were made by the Senate President Pro Tempore David Long,
R-Fort Wayne, upon recommendation of Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane,
The Indiana General Assembly annually convenes interim study committees and
permanent commissions to conduct in-depth research and analysis of issues
affecting the state. Recommendations from these committees are often the
basis for future legislation. More information about committee topics,
schedules and agendas is available online at