SACRAMENTO — Alarmed by more than a year of dysfunction and fraud in California’s unemploy...

California lawmakers send Newsom legislation to change EDD – Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO — Alarmed by more than a year of dysfunction and fraud in California’s unemployment benefits system, state lawmakers have sent the governor a raft of bills aimed at fixing the agency that stumbled in helping those left jobless by the COVID-19 pandemic.Legislation approved by lawmakers on Thursday would require the state Employment Development Department to enact far-reaching changes recommended by a pair of state audits that found the agency was unprepared for the joblessness caused when many of the state’s businesses were shut down during the health crisis.Lawmakers also sent the governor bills that would require the EDD to explain ahead …

 

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