(Sacramento) -- During an Assembly Insurance Committee oversight hearing Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) said she's disappointed with the Economic Development Department's (EDD) response to the delay in payment of continuing unemployment insurance claims. EDD officials say the payment delays were triggered by a major malfunction that surfaced during an upgrade to the computer system at EDD. Assemblywoman Gonzalez said, "The delay caused real anxiety and suffering among unemployed workers and their families. It's unacceptable and it caused a real black eye for how Californians view their state government." Here's more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) - Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) is the new Assemblywoman for the 80th District, which includes portions of the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista and National City in southern San Diego County. She was sworn into office by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez as her children and father watched. "I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve our community in this new role," said Gonzalez. "I am anxious to get to work to help ensure all Californians have the opportunity to pursue good-paying jobs that allow people to take care of their families and create a better future for their children." Assemblywoman Gonzalez fills the vacant seat left by Ben Hueso, who was elected to the state Senate. Here's more in this Assembly Access video.