Latest Mostly False Fact-checks in California Kamala Harris stated on May 22, 2019 in an interview on CBS's "Late Show with Stephen Colbert": "In America today, women on average are paid 80 cents on the dollar of what men are paid for the same work." Kamala Harris stated on February 11, 2019 in a tweet: "The average tax refund is down about $170 compared to last year. Let’s call the President’s tax cut what it is: a middle-class tax hike to line the pockets of already wealthy corporations and the 1%." Kamala Harris stated on January 27, 2019 in a campaign launch event: "The cost of living is going up, but paychecks aren't keeping up." Gil Cisneros stated on September 17, 2018 in a spoof website: Says California Republican Young Kim is "a tax cheat" who "illegally claimed a $7,000 annual homestead exemption on a house she wasn’t living in," had "multiple tax liens placed on her" as a result and "owes over $10,000 in unpaid federal income taxes." Ted Cruz stated on September 28, 2018 in a debate: California "is hemorrhaging population." Gavin Newsom stated on August 17, 2018 in a TV interview: Says John Cox "parroted, parroted Trump — almost verbatim — on the children’s separation issues at the border." Katie Porter stated on September 5, 2018 in a campaign ad: Says "Mimi Walters raised taxes on middle-class Californians." Fox News Channel stated on August 19, 2018 in California: "California is proposing to legislate what drinks restaurants can serve your kids, only giving two options: milk or water." Donald Trump stated on June 23, 2018 in a campaign speech: "We’ve already started (the border wall). We started it in San Diego." Jeff Sessions stated on March 7, 2018 in a speech in Sacramento: "California won’t let law enforcement officers like you and your people transfer prisoners to ICE custody or even to communicate with ICE that you’re about to release them from your custody — people that ICE is looking for." Travis Allen stated on June 15, 2017 in a Repeal the Gas Tax campaign article: "This new gas tax does not increase (road) capacity anywhere in the state. It will build no new lanes of freeways. If Californians didn’t like their traffic before, they’re going to like it even less when they’re stuck in the exact same traffic and paying more for their gas." John Moorlach stated on August 4, 2017 in an op-ed: "Crime has been getting worse since Jerry Brown was elected governor." Travis Allen stated on June 22, 2017 in a campaign video: "I have seen crime increase in every major metropolitan area (in California) … Crime is on the rise in every major market." Jim Patterson stated on May 22, 2017 in a press release: California Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget "cuts funds for local tree mortality efforts from $52.7 million to just $2 million." Melissa Melendez stated on May 11, 2017 in a press release and a tweet: California Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed "diverting 30 percent of the funding" from the state’s gas tax increase "to non-road related projects like building parks and job training for felons." Judy Chu stated on May 4, 2017 in a press release: The GOP health bill "would once again allow being a rape or domestic violence victim to be a pre-existing condition." Travis Allen stated on February 13, 2017 in a press release: "The Oroville dam failure was entirely avoidable: California passed a $7.5 Billion water bond in 2014 but Jerry Brown didn't spend $1 on new water storage or improvements to existing infrastructure like Oroville." Chad Mayes stated on January 17, 2017 in a speech.: "Legislators themselves cannot afford to buy housing in California." Tom McClintock stated on January 31, 2017 in an interview: Refugee "vetting was very haphazard," under the Obama Administration. "In many cases, we simply accepted the word of applicants." No on 56 campaign stated on October 7, 2016 in a campaign TV ad. : California’s proposed tobacco tax "diverts 82 percent of the new taxes to line the pockets of wealthy special interests like insurance companies who don't have to help even one more patient." Stop 57 campaign stated on September 2, 2016 in a campaign press release.: "Brock Turner’s early release will be a regular occurrence if Prop. 57 passes." Tom Steyer stated on September 14, 2016 in a press release.: "Since 1978, California has spent $5 billion to put 13 people to death." Yes on 55 stated on August 23, 2016 in a television advertisement: California’s Prop 55 "prevents $4 billion in new cuts to our schools." No on 56 campaign stated on August 16, 2016 in radio and online advertisements: "Prop 56 cheats schools out of at least $600 million." Dianne Feinstein stated on July 12, 2016 in a No on Prop. 64 campaign press release. : California’s marijuana legalization initiative, Prop. 64 "allows marijuana smoking ads in prime time, on programs with millions of children and teenage viewers." Firearms Policy Coalition stated on June 16, 2016 in an email blast.: California’s Proposition 63 would "CRIMINALIZE the sharing of ammunition between friends who may be hunting or shooting together." John Garamendi stated on June 22, 2016 in a speech.: "You can’t get on an airplane, but more than 2,000 people on that list have been able to buy a gun." Pat Buchanan stated on May 5, 2016 in an NPR interview: "Now in half the homes in California, people speak a language other than English in their own homes." Ted Cruz stated on April 11, 2016 in a campaign speech: "The polling shows over and over again that, unlike Donald Trump, that with me as the nominee, we beat Hillary Clinton." Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee stated on March 17, 2016 in a campaign press release: Congressman Jeff Denham "has agreed all illegal immigrants should be detained, arrested and deported."