State Senator Karen Tallian proposed an amendment today that would allow Indiana to access approximately $50 million in federal funds to provide unemployment benefits to more unemployed Hoosiers. Tallian says those benefits could mean more dollars spent in the local economy, and the federal government would cover the cost for the next two to four years. Tallian told her colleagues today that, should the changes become burdensome on the state once the federal funds run out, the provisions could be repealed. The amendment, which was called on Senate Bill 23, failed today along party lines.
Listen to Senator Tallian’s comments: