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Henry T. Perea
Audit, more funding requested to ease EDD jobless insurance woes
Audit, more funding requested to ease EDD jobless insurance woes

A California lawmaker Monday asked for additional funding and an audit intended to ease problems with the state's unemployment insurance program, which has been hampered after a botched technology upgrade implemented by the beleaguered Employment Development Department. Assemblyman Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno), chairman of the Insurance Committee, which oversees the unemployment insurance program, is requesting $12 million from the state's general fund to add an additional 200 workers to answer calls.   Frustrated Californians have inundated the agency with calls after a botched IT upgrade in late August delayed benefit payments to as many as 150,000 residents. The agency...

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