Today, the California State Senate "passed legislation that will extend benefits to the unemployed by 20 weeks, sending Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger the first bill involving money from the federal economic stimulus package," according to reports. The bill passed in a 38-0 vote. "The most important thing we can do right now to help our economy and the day-to-day lives of Californians is to make sure those who are unemployed have the cash to pay their bills and feed their families," said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento. This most recent alteration in California unemployment laws comes just as Google plans to cut part of its workforce.