The state paid roughly $20 billion in fraudulent unemployment claims during the pandemic. Your tax dollars are being wasted by politicians and no one is held responsible. Their policies don’t match with the realities and needs of Californians.
California has no plan to recoup those funds.
We need to provide greater oversight and accounting of distributed funds. Have clawbacks written into state contracts for underperforming entities. California’s state government is trying to solve so many problems at once that it often does the basic jobs of government badly and expensively. We need to focus on fundamentals – public safety, infrastructure – and ensure Californians are getting good value for their tax dollars.