03.10.21 California’s unemployment agency woes left out of Newsom’s State of the State

Excerpted from The Los Angeles Times 

By Patrick McGreevey 

In a video released after the governor’s speech, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) said she is encouraged by the state’s progress in vaccinations and toward reopening schools, but the problems at EDD are still a cause for outrage.

The agency, she said, “has been an abject failure. EDD has wasted billions of taxpayer dollars and caused heartache for millions of Californians. We have a right to be outraged. We should be outraged. We should demand better.”