Latest True Fact-checks in California Kevin Kiley stated on April 26, 2021 in a tweet: “San Francisco had twice as many drug overdose deaths as COVID deaths last year.” Joe Biden stated on December 12, 2019 in a campaign ad: California firefighters decided "to speak out" against President Trump because his tweet about the state’s wildfires "contained so much misinformation." Darrell Steinberg stated on October 24, 2019 in an interview with Capital Public Radio: "90,000 Californians are unsheltered and homeless." Gavin Newsom stated on March 13, 2019 in a news conference: California has "the largest death row in the Western Hemisphere, the largest death row in the United States of America — two times the size of the next largest state: Florida." Gavin Newsom stated on February 12, 2019 in a State of the State Address: "More than a million Californians" do not have "clean water to bathe in or drink." Gavin Newsom stated on September 10, 2018 in a campaign speech: "Close to half of the children" in California are "at or near poverty," when you consider cost-of-living. Kamala Harris stated on July 17, 2018 in a press conference: "Let’s talk about the facts and where we are today. There are still nearly 2,600 children who are separated from their parents" due to the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy. John Chiang stated on March 29, 2018 in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions: "A majority of Americans now live in states where they have decided to legalize cannabis," including recreational and medical marijuana. Jerry Brown stated on April 11, 2018 in a letter to the Trump administration: "Here are the facts: there is no massive wave of migrants pouring into California. Overall immigrant apprehensions on the border last year were as low as they’ve been in nearly 50 years (and 85 percent of the apprehensions occurred outside of California)." Gavin Newsom stated on March 8, 2018: "California is 49th out of 50 in the United States in per capita housing units. Only Utah can lay claim to being lowest in per capita production." Jerry Brown stated on January 25, 2018 in a State of the State Address: California’s prisons budget in 1970 "was about 3 percent of the general fund. Now, it’s 8.9 percent, about $12 billion." Delaine Eastin stated on October 11, 2017 in an op-ed: "Ninety percent of people born in the 1940s ended up doing better financially than their parents. But those born in the 1980s, the much-maligned Millennials, have only a 50-50 chance of doing better (financially) than their parents, despite being the best-educated generation in our history." Nancy Pelosi stated on September 18, 2017 in a speech at Sacramento State University: "Seventy-six percent of the American people support us passing the DREAM Act … with citizenship and legalization as part of it all. … More than 60 percent of Republicans support that." Kamala Harris stated on July 18, 2017 in a speech: "It costs us about $33,000 a year (on average nationally) to lock somebody up. In California it costs about $75,000 a year." Gavin Newsom stated on July 12, 2017 in an interview on MSNBC: The Inland Empire is "the second fastest growing region" for jobs in California. Scott Peters stated on April 24, 2017 in a news article: The estimated price of President Trump’s border wall is the same as the cost of "one and a half aircraft carriers." Jerry Brown stated on March 26, 2017 in an interview on Meet the Press: "2.1 million jobs have been created in the last six or seven years" in California Arnold Schwarzenegger stated on February 23, 2017 in a tweet: "The average margin of victory in the House of Representatives was 37%" for Democrats and Republicans in the 2016 election. Gavin Newsom stated on February 24, 2017 in a letter: During his campaign for president, Donald Trump "committed to honoring states' rights when it comes to marijuana legalization." Jerry Brown stated on January 24, 2017 in a State of the State Address: Twenty-seven percent of Californians, almost 11 million, "were born in a foreign land." Chad Mayes stated on January 17, 2017 in a speech: California has "the highest poverty rate in the nation" when considering the U.S. Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure. Jerry Brown stated on January 13, 2017 in a letter: The uninsured rate in California reached "a historic low of 7.4 percent in 2016." John Burton stated on August 16, 2016 in in a press release: "While introducing Donald Trump, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani omitted the September 11, 2001, strikes as a ‘successful’ terrorist attack during the eight years before President Obama’s 2008 election." Yes On 62 campaign to abolish California's death penalty stated on August 1, 2016 in a twitter image: "California is home to the largest death row population in the Western Hemisphere." Safety For All Initiative stated on July 6, 2016 in an email.: "There are at least twice as many licensed firearm dealers in California as there are McDonald’s." Jerry Brown stated on January 21, 2016 in a State of the State address: "Two million new jobs have been created," in California since 2011.