SACRAMENTO | Assemblyman Jim Patterson submitted an official request to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) Thursday to audit California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) following months of frustrating delays for hundreds of thousands of people waiting for unemployment checks.
While the economic shutdown due to COVID-19 undoubtedly caused significant workload challenges, the EDD has a well-documented history of prolonged poor performance that has impacted California workers for nearly two decades.
The audit request letter reads in part:
FRESNO | KMJ – A groundbreaking new report released Monday afternoon spells out the economic disaster for farmers in the Central Valley and statewide as a result of California’s water policies.
FRESNO | BUSINESS JOURNAL - Assemblymember Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) has joined a fellow legislator in introducing a bill that would make it easier to get occupational licensees to work faster. Assembly Bill 2185 would allow people occupational license holders in good standing from other states to transfer those licenses to California.
The bill would apply to people working in fields requiring state licenses, such as nurses, makeup artists and travel agents, according to a news release from Patterson’s office.
SACRAMENTO | LA TIMES - California is falling perilously short of its targets for issuing Real IDs and will have to more than double the number issued each month to reach the millions of drivers still without the federally required identification card before an Oct. 1 deadline, officials said Thursday.
FRESNO | FRESNO BEE - Susan Gladding was never one to take on causes. Never one to make public speeches. Or serve a source of strength and inspiration to others. Those traits belonged to her husband, Gavin, a well-liked Clovis Unified administrator and former Peace Corps volunteer. Susan, despite his frequent encouragement, preferred to stay in the background. Where she always felt more comfortable.