July 30, 2020: State resources & COVID-19 update

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Update on State Resources & COVID-19

Auditing the Employment Development Department (EDD)

Join me in calling for a full and transparent audit of the EDD. 1 in 6 Californians are unemployed, tens of thousands have yet to receive any benefits, and a majority are unable to even reach an EDD representative. This is absolutely unacceptable and warrants the immediate attention of the State Auditor. Sign the petition to audit the EDD.

California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC)

The CCTC is an income tax credit available to businesses in California. Businesses of any industry, size, or location may compete for $180 million in tax credits. The current application period closes on August 17. Learn more.

Covered California Deadline

The last day for Californians to apply for coverage under the Covered CA extended application period is Friday, July 31.

General Election

This year all California voters will be sent a vote-by-mail ballot for the General Election. To check your voter register online click here. In addition, the Statewide Voter Information Guide is available for public review until August 10. The guide includes the arguments for/against the 12 propositions on the General Election Ballot. View the guide.

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)

Nursing homes have become ground zero for the COVID-19 pandemic and it is difficult to identify a population more vulnerable than those under the care of SNFs. This problem cannot continue, especially when we have the ability to identify the problems and demand change. That’s why I submitted a state audit request to determine if key state departments have fulfilled their roles and responsibilities for the safe operation of SNFs, as well as what changes or support the state can provide.

Unclaimed Property Program

California currently holds more than $8 billion in unclaimed property belonging to almost 32.5 million individuals and organizations. Common examples of unclaimed private properties include but are not limited to bank accounts, uncashed cashier’s checks or money orders, terminated insurance policies, and stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or dividends. Click here to see if the State is holding unclaimed property in your name. You can also call the State Controller’s Office at 800-992-4647.

Wildfire Preparedness

With California in peak wildfire season, I encourage you to visit readyforwildfire.org for tips on how to defend your home and prepare an action plan. For information on current wildfires or where to stay safe during wildfires, click here.

 

As always, please do not hesitate to email Senator.Chang@senate.ca.gov or call 714-671-9474 if you have any questions or need assistance with a state agency.

Sincerely,
Ling Ling Chang
29th District

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