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Labor Committee Chairs on Unemployment Insurance Crisis

February 1, 2009

Outside of the budget, the issue that will likely has the most fiscal impact on Hoosiers that the Indiana General Assembly will have to address is the matter of unemployment insurance. The state’s been borrowing money from the federal government to pay unemployment insurance since November. And with Indiana’s number of people out of work now higher than the national average, there’s even more pressure to find a solution fast. This week, Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland spoke with two of the men at the front of the effort, Senate Pensions and Labor Chairman Dennis Kruse of Auburn and House Labor Committee Chairman David Niezgodski of South Bend.

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