SACRAMENTO – At a joint oversight hearing February 10, 2021 of the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee and the Assembly Emergency Management Committee, legislators questioned the Administration on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy.
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By Victoria Colliver
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By Tom Lackey, Melissa Hurtado, Josh Newman, Cottie Petrie-Norris, Adam Gray, Suzette Valladares, Chad Mayes, and Jordan Cunningham, Special to CalMatters
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By Martin Wisckol
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By Monica Coleman
But for this new legislation to help people sooner rather than later, Assemblymember Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, said lawmakers need support from Gov. Gavin Newsom.
“Where we would appreciate the governor stepping in and being a true partner is not waiting a whole year to implement some of these reforms and some of these changes,” Salas said.
ABC10 asked how viewers like laurel can get their benefits right now, not in six months. Assemblymembers said their best option is to continue to contact their representative.
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By Ashley Zavala
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGET) — State lawmakers are trying to bring big changes to California’s Employment Development Department with some proposals they rolled out Thursday.
The proposals come as the agency has been slow to pay out unemployment benefits while struggling as a target for fraud.
“EDD has been failing California; the truth is the department has been failing for years,” said Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, D-Laguna Beach.
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By Tom Vacar
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A flurry of EDD reform bills have been submitted to the California legislature to fix, once and for all, EDD's inability to get out of the morass of delays and denials facing millions of unemployed Californians.
After a year of relentless EDD complaints to legislators offices, many are acting in unison. "Every day my colleagues and I hear from thousands of desperate Californians who are in dire straits," said Assemblyperson Cottie Petrie-Norris, (D) Laguna Beach.