By PE Politics
on December 30, 2010 12:45 PM

Former Inland lawmaker Dennis Hollingsworth reportedly will be appointed to a six-figure post on the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board by departing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Jon Fleischman, publisher of the Flashreport web site, wrote Thursday on Twitter that “solid sources” said Hollingsworth, R-Murrieta, had been appointed to the board.

The board considers appeals for unemployment insurance benefits. It is packed with past lawmakers, including former Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia, R-Cathedral City. Former state Sen. Denise Moreno Ducheny, D-San Diego, will join the board next week. Members earn $128,000 annually.

Schwarzenegger’s office had no comment. A spokesman for the appeals board said there had been no appointment and that Hollingsworth had not been sworn in.

Hollingsworth, 43, could not be immediately reached for comment.

The administration is expected to announce a batch of appointments later today, with more emerging through the weekend. Gov.-elect Jerry Brown will be sworn in Monday.

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