A funny thing happens when you lay off state workers that, apparently, nobody ever counts on.
EDD, being a general fund program, will have been directed by the governor's office to put forward a plan to lay off up to 20% of its staff. EDD will also be subject to the two day per month employee furlough.
Which means that, as things stand, the issues with EDD's responsiveness that are being called out in the article will do nothing but get worse.
Basically, what it comes down to is that if you need California state services, particularly those geared towards the poor, disabled, elderly or children, you're pretty much SOL.
If, however, you're doing pretty well, financially, already, you've got nothing to fear.
As usual, the govahnator has your back.