Democratic Assemblymember Henry T. Perea says last year, at least 125,000 people were improperly denied unemployment insurance payments.
"There are a whole host of issues that affect people in their day-to-day lives all because of a process that's set up that doesn't allow them to receive their benefits early on."
Perea says a person has to wait six months while appealing a denial before the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.
The legislative committee made the audit a priority. It likely will be one of the first audits undertaken this year.
EDD released a statement saying it "understands the reason for this audit, and is supportive of finding ways to avoid any unnecessary appeals."
The official portrait of Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been unveiled and historian says Schwarzenegger’s image reflects the changing nature of gubernatorial portraits.
UPDATED: Gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Neel Kashkari debated Thursday night. Watch a replay here, or listen to a reply at 9 a.m. Friday on the News Station, in place of Insight.
California’s earthquake early warning system is up and running – but there’s no money or infrastructure to distribute alerts to the general public yet. A conference at UC Berkeley Wednesday discussed the issue.
The California Legislature is expected to adjourn its two-year session just past midnight Friday. It's an early end to what has so far been a surprisingly calm final week.
California's Senate passed a bill that would require public institutions of higher education to adopt procedures to prevent campus sexual assault and domestic violence, and to assist victims.