Jerry Brown's file

Brown

Democrat from California

Jerry Brown is the governor of California. A Democrat, he earlier served as governor of California from 1975 to 1983.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True5 (%)(5)
  • Mostly True5 (%)(5)
  • Half True3 (%)(3)
  • Mostly False0(0)
  • False0(0)
  • Pants on Fire0(0)

Recent stories featuring Jerry Brown

Could gas tax hike leave California with 'highest fuel prices in nation?'

Republican George Runner says the state’s proposed fuel tax increase "will make California gas prices the highest in the nation." PolitiFact California wades through fact and fiction on state gas prices.

PolitiFact California’s Top 10 fact checks of 2016

Our investigation into claims by President-elect Donald Trump, California Gov. Jerry Brown and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders all made PolitiFact California's Top 10 most popular fact checks of 2016.

One year of fact-checking California, on-air and online

In our first year fact-checking the Golden State, PolitiFact California called out falsehoods and exaggerations by state and national leaders, candidates for office and multi-million dollar ballot measure campaigns during the state’s 2016 election.

Gov. Jerry Brown slams Prop 53, omits analysis on mega-project measure

Gov. Jerry Brown says in a new TV ad that California's Proposition 53 "increases the cost of roads, bridges and hospitals." PolitiFact California did not put a Truth-O-Meter rating on Brown's statement. But its examination found the governor ignores about half the independent analysis on the measure -- analysis that shows scenarios where costs could decrease.

Mailbag: Readers weigh in on Mike Pence's stance on evolution; Calif. pot legalization

We hear frequently from our PolitiFact California readers (and from our listeners at Capital Public Radio, where we broadcast our fact checks). From time to time, we plan to share some of those comments in this ‘Mailbag’ feature.