Lose an election, collect unemployment.
Apparently, the law allows it. But not if Sen. Gloria Romero, D - Los Angeles, and Sen. Bob Dutton, R- Rancho Cucamonga, get their way.
The two lawmakers are backing a bill, SB 1211, that would keep elected officials from collecting unemployment benefits.
According to a press release, the measure was prompted by, "... a former Rosemead City Councilman who lost for re-election in March (then) filed for and received unemployment payments from the state of California, despite objections from Rosemead city officials. The city was billed $11,250 through September 2009."