It’s way past time to fix EDD

Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Assemblymember Marie Waldron Special to Valley News The Employment Development Department has clearly not been up to the task of providing unemployment benefits to the millions of Californians thrown out of work when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. That’s why I joined several of my Republican colleagues Dec. 7, the first day of the new session, to introduce a package of bills aimed at making EDD more efficient and more secure. My bill, Assembly Bill 24, will ensure that claimants quickly receive decisions about their applications by requiring a response from EDD within 30 days, or within 15 days when follow-up information is requested. Other legislation will establish an advisory committee to provide oversight and accountability at EDD, along with anti-fraud measures requiring EDD
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