LAO balks at Brown plan to erase unemployment appeals board

From Sac Bee:

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to eliminate the seven-member board that hears appeals on unemployment insurance benefits — whose members are often termed-out California legislators — and turn their work over to civil service administrative law judges.

But the Legislature’s budget analyst, Mac Taylor, says that eliminating the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, whose members are appointed by the governor and legislative leaders, would erode legislative oversight of the appeals process.

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