INDIANAPOLIS – State Senator Karen Tallian (D-Portage) has been appointed to serve as ranking Democrat of two Senate standing committees for the first session of the 119th General Assembly: Appropriations; and Pensions and Labor.

Sen. Tallian has also been appointed to three additional Senate standing committees: Corrections and Criminal Law; Environmental Affairs; and Rules and Legislative Procedure.

Sen. Tallian represents Senate District 4 which encompasses portions of northern Porter County and Michigan, Coolspring and New Durham townships in LaPorte County. For more information on Sen. Tallian, her legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit