SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — As part of his revised budget, Gov. Jerry Brown will propose eliminating a state board that has been criticized for providing a highly-paid landing spot for termed-out lawmakers looking for work.
Brown will propose eliminating the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board as part of his revised budget plan to help close the state’s $15.4 billion deficit. The Democratic governor will release the full plan Monday.READ MORE: Debate Intensifies Over Reopening JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park to Auto Traffic
Administration spokesman Gil Duran said the move will save $1.2 million a year, but it’s also symbolic.READ MORE: San Jose Congregation Holds Fast Following Racist Easter Zoom-Bombing
Six of the board’s seven members are former lawmakers. They each make $128,109 a year even though the board meets once—and occasionally twice—a month.
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