Chapter 2, Grievance 16 – $100 PLEASE

Although it was revealed in May 2020 that California has a $85 billion cash shortfall for the 4th quarter, the state could not borrow in the short- or long-term from lenders because the state was in default of filing their annual 2018-2019 federal FASA report. To continue the services of state government, they borrowed federal dollars from the Coronavirus Relief Funds. This misuse of funds left many without their entitled unemployment Coronavirus relief, and leaves California unable to use these funds to provide the required 25% or $100 of the $400 benefit offered by President Trump’s executive order for extended unemployment benefits.

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