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State to hold hearing on EDD unemployment benefits backlog
State to hold hearing on EDD unemployment benefits backlog

The California Assembly plans to hold a hearing as early as next month to probe the causes of a snafu at the Employment Development Department that caused tens of thousands of unemployment claim payments to be delayed. Assemblyman Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno), who chairs the Assembly Insurance Committee, which oversees the unemployment insurance program, said Monday in an interview with The Times that his committee plans a postmortem on computer problems that have plagued the EDD. A hearing is tentatively set for November or December, Perea said. "We’re going to look at the entire picture -- the EDD, the contractors and others -- to really see how the system broke down so we...

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