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California Lawmakers Announce EDD Reform Bills

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

SACRAMENTO – A group of California lawmakers announced a package of legislation today to bring necessary reforms and oversight to the Employment Development Department’s (EDD) unemployment insurance (UI) program. The bills would enact crucial oversight and consumer protection measures, ensure claimants get timely access to benefits, and address fraud.
 

Statement on Governor Newsom’s Proposed 2021-22 Budget

Friday, January 8, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
 

Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) today issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s 2021-22 budget proposal: 

“As our State begins its economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m encouraged by the Governor’s priorities and proposed investments to support Californians hardest hit by its impacts. This year’s budget, necessarily, looks very different from last year’s – and helping working families recover from the pandemic must be the lens through which all decisions are made. 

Joint Statement by Senator Skinner, Assemblymembers Bonta, Wicks on Six-County Bay Area Stay-at-Home Order

Monday, March 16, 2020

Oakland – Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) issued the following joint statement on the six-county Bay Area Stay-at-Home order:
 

“During these unprecedented times, it is important that we take care of one another and make decisions that are in the best interest of public health. 

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