Senate Democrat picked for national fellowship

State Sen. Karen Tallian (D-Portage)
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Senator Karen Tallian is joining policymakers from other states for a weeklong "intellectual boot camp" in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Council of State Governments announced Monday that Tallian is one of 48 state leaders from throughout the country picked as a Henry Toll fellow for 2014. A nine-member committee of state leaders, many who are Toll Fellows themselves, reviewed a record number of applications to select the class.

Tallian, a Portage Democrat, will join the group for a week of training at the start of September.

Tallian said she hopes to improve her skills as a "legislator and leader."

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