State senator requests further oversight of California EDD as thousands at risk of losing benefits

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A California lawmaker has requested further oversight of the state's Employment Development Department, during a time when thousands of workers are at risk of losing their unemployment benefits.

Many workers have been unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including Stacia Carney, a personal trainer in San Jose.

She was preparing to open a new gym right before the outbreak.

“Even though I hadn’t even opened my business yet, I hadn’t even made any income, you still were able to collect unemployment,” she told KCBS Radio. “So, I thought ‘oh my gosh, what a godsend,’ and it has been a god