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Lorena Gonzalez Statement on Appropriations Committee Suspense File

SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, May 20, 2021) – California Assembly Appropriations Committee Chair Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) made the following statement upon adjournment of the committee’s Suspense File hearing. In total, 537 bills were considered and 370 bill advanced out of the committee to the full Assembly:

Governor’s Budget Update Includes $11 Million To Implement Direct Deposit Option for Unemployment Benefits

Positive step forward to ensuring Lorena Gonzalez’s AB 74 gets passed and signed

SACRAMENTO – (Friday, May 14, 2021) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) applauded Governor Gavin Newsom as he announced $11 million to require the Employment Development Department (EDD) to offer a direct deposit option for Unemployment Insurance, State Disability Insurance, and Paid Family Leave benefits in his May update to the proposed 2021-2022 st