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Gov. Jerry Brown will propose eliminating the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board as part of his continuing effort to close the state's yawning $15.4 billion deficit, the Associated Press is reporting.

That means the GOP's George Plescia and Democrat Denise Ducheny, both former state legislators from San Diego county who are now on the board, would be deprived of the $128,109 annual salary the state pays for attending meetings once and occasionally twice a month.

Other ex-lawmakers on the board, which critics have long cited as a boondoggle set up as a golden handshake for termed out ex-legislators, are Republicans Roy Ashburn, Bonnie Garcia, and Dennis Hollingsworth; and Democrat Alberto Torrico. Lawyer Robert Dresser rounds out the board.


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SanDiegoParrothead May 16, 2011 @ 12:45 p.m.

We need to shut down all these types of boondoggles


Visduh May 16, 2011 @ 5:02 p.m.

Three down, another few hundred to go? But if all such "jobs" are eliminated, how will the state political (payoff) system function?


SurfPuppy619 May 16, 2011 @ 5:08 p.m.

These boards meet 8 hours per month-they are nothing more than fraudulent schemes to enrich the chosen few.

The funny/pathetic part is these clowns review administrative law decisions, something NONE of them are even close to being qualified to do, and they have never over rulled an Admin judge- ever.

If a person wants the admin judge overruled they need to take it to Superior Court. And that is impossible becaue of the costs, the only way to do it is to do it yourself, and the rules of court and law are very complex-knocking out 99.9999999999999% of the unemployed.


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