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  • Lawmakers travel to Central America, express concern on immigration

    A group of California legislators has conveyed concern in person to the president of El Salvador about the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America who are traveling illegally to the United States, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said...
  • How California can best fight climate change

    How California can best fight climate change
    California's landmark climate change law, AB 32, has created a promising cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases that has put the state on track to meet its emissions goals for 2020, kick-started the state's green technology industry and generated...
  • Democratic bill would slow California's effort to curb climate change

    Democratic bill would slow California's effort to curb climate change
    Political-economic fights at the Capitol never really end. They just morph into new incarnations. Take, for example, the eight-year battle among industry, environmentalists and the administrations of Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger and successor Jerry Brown...
  • Brown's tunnel plan looms over effort to pass water bonds

    Brown's tunnel plan looms over effort to pass water bonds
    As lawmakers struggle to craft a water bond proposal for voters, there's a huge reservoir of wonderful, non-controversial project ideas. But practically everyone is suffering from tunnel vision. Literally. Not just the politicians, but —...
  • Chief of state unemployment insurance program gets back to basics

    Chief of state unemployment insurance program gets back to basics
    It's "back-to-basics" time at the state unemployment insurance program, where a new director, more staff and fewer computer problems are reviving a troubled agency. Although the Employment Development Department's many critics are taking a wait-and-...
  • Measure to require paid sick leave passes California Assembly

    Measure to require paid sick leave passes California Assembly
    A measure that would require employers to give employees at least three paid sick days a year cleared the Assembly on Thursday, overcoming fierce opposition from business groups.  The bill, by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), would make...
  • 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...
  • Gov. Brown's staff orders EDD to fix unemployment insurance problems

    Gov. Brown's staff orders EDD to fix unemployment insurance problems
    Citing "unacceptable levels of of payment delays and unanswered calls," Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has ordered the Employment Development Department to hire additional staff, overhaul its phone system and add IT staff to fix problems with its...
  • Campaign seeks to reform California's jobless insurance program

    A community group backed by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment is organizing a campaign to reform the state's troubled unemployment insurance program.  The program, administered by the Employment Development Department, has delayed...
  • New chief of California employment department is appointed

    SACRAMENTO — A member of Gov. Jerry Brown's inner circle and a veteran labor union lobbyist has been recruited to run California's troubled Employment Development Department. Patrick William Henning has been serving as the governor's chief...
  • EDD makes big improvements in phone service

    SACRAMENTO — They're finally answering phones at California's beleaguered unemployment benefits agency. Four months ago, 9 out of 10 callers couldn't reach a live staffer at the Employment Development Department, according to official call logs....