Latest Half-True Fact-checks in California Gavin Newsom stated on February 19, 2020 in a State of the State Address: "Back in 2005, when we did that first point-in-time count, there were over 188,000 thousand people that were deemed homeless in the state of California. … That’s 35,000 more than we have today.” Tom Steyer stated on October 15, 2019 in a Democratic presidential debate: "People haven't had a raise -- 90 percent of Americans have not had a raise for 40 years." Bernie Sanders stated on August 22, 2019 in a campaign speech: "Some 200,000 people are in jail for the crime of being poor and not being able to afford bail." Kamala Harris stated on June 27, 2019 in a Democratic presidential debate: Says "I disagreed" with President Obama’s Secure Communities deportation program Kamala Harris stated on April 17, 2019 in a podcast: "It's clear in our country right now, almost half of American families are a $400 unexpected expense away from complete upheaval." Donald Trump stated on February 5, 2019 in a State of the Union Address: San Diego’s border barrier "almost completely ended illegal crossings." Ricardo Lara stated on October 24, 2018 in full-page newspaper ads: As California's Insurance Commissioner, "Steve Poizner pledged to block immigrant children from ever getting MediCal health insurance." House Majority PAC stated on October 9, 2018 in a TV ad: Says U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters "took $213,000 from insurance interests" and that she supported a plan that "strips protections for people with pre-existing conditions and slaps an age tax on older Californians." John Cox stated on October 8, 2018 in a campaign debate: Says Gavin Newsom "didn’t solve the homeless problem at all" as mayor of San Francisco, "and it’s gotten worse." Yes on 10 campaign stated on September 28, 2018 in a TV advertisement: California’s rent control measure Proposition 10 would have "No effect on homeowners" Ro Khanna stated on September 12, 2018 in a Facebook post: "Most Americans don’t own stocks." John Cox stated on July 30, 2018 in a Fox Business Network interview: "Fully half the people — our research is showing half the people — in (California) want to leave." Kevin McCarthy stated on August 15, 2018 in a speech: Studies are showing California’s wildfires "are producing more emissions than all of our cars are doing." Ted Lieu stated on June 16, 2018 in a tweet: "Every day over 450,000 Americans sit in jail not because they've been convicted of anything, but because they are too poor to pay bail & don't have high powered attorneys." Gavin Newsom stated on May 21, 2018: Says the California state auditor "found (John) Chiang lost track of $31 billion dollars," as state controller. John Cox stated on April 23, 2018 in a campaign TV ad: GOP candidate for California governor Travis Allen "on the floor vote … refused to join Republicans opposing driver licenses for illegal aliens." Gavin Newsom stated on May 8, 2018 in a campaign debate: "In San Francisco, we were successful in reducing our street population 40 percent. We got 12,000 people off the street." John Garamendi stated on April 2, 2018 in a CNN interview: "The Coast Guard confiscated 200 tons of contraband, heroin, and so forth. At the border they collected 20 tons." Antonio Villaraigosa stated on March 5, 2018 in a news release: California’s single-payer healthcare proposal would "force seniors off of Medicare." Steve Cortes stated on January 23, 2018 in in an interview: "We have right now, … in the state of California, 55 percent of all immigrants are on public assistance." Nancy Pelosi stated on November 27, 2017 in a tweet from her team's political account: The GOP tax plan "Sabotages the health care of 13 MILLION Americans." John Chiang stated on August 13, 2017 in a Facebook live video: "Since I’ve been the state treasurer, we’ve increased the building, construction of affordable housing by 80 percent." Jeff Denham stated on September 5, 2017 in an interview on NPR: Says Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton "all voted for" a border wall as senators. Kevin McCarthy stated on July 12, 2017 in a speech on the House floor: "While California’s population has doubled since the 1970s, we haven’t completed a single major (water) storage project in that time." John Chiang stated on March 23, 2017 in a speech: "In the first two years and a couple months (as California treasurer), I have saved taxpayers and ratepayers over $5.2 billion." Jeff Stone stated on February 21, 2017 in a press release: "Since the passage of Proposition 47 by voters in 2014 and the signing of AB 109 in 2011, violent crime has been on the rise in California, up 12 percent in 2015 statewide according to the FBI." Gavin Newsom stated on July 27, 2016 in a speech at the Democratic National Convention: Says Indiana Gov. Mike Pence "advocated diverting taxpayer dollars to so-called conversion therapy." Scott Jones stated on October 18, 2016 in a U.S. Congressional campaign debate: Colorado saw "increased incidents of emergency room visits by young people" and "increased incidents of driving while under the influence of marijuana" following the legalization of recreational pot. Kamala Harris stated on October 5, 2016 in a U.S. Senate campaign debate.: Says Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez "has passed one bill in her 20 years in Congress, and that was to rename a post office." Ami Bera stated on August 22, 2016 in an interview.: Says GOP Congressional candidate Scott Jones "wants to build a wall. He wants to round people up and deport folks."