Latest Fact-checks on Jerry Brown Jerry Brown stated on December 11, 2018 in an NPR interview: California’s budget surplus is about "$30 billion" 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)." 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." Jerry Brown stated on March 26, 2017 in an interview on Meet the Press: California’s Central Valley and Inland Empire "are experiencing tremendous job growth." 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 Jerry Brown stated on January 24, 2017 in his State of the State address: "One hundred and ninety-four countries signed the Paris Agreement to control greenhouse gases. Our own voluntary agreement to accomplish the same goal — the Under2 MOU — has 165 signatories, representing a billion people." 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." 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." Jerry Brown stated on December 14, 2016 in a speech: "California is growing a hell of a lot faster than Texas." Jerry Brown stated on July 27, 2016 in a speech at the Democratic National Convention.: Says Indiana Gov. Mike Pence "denies that there's such a thing as evolution." Jerry Brown stated on April 26, 2016 in a statement : "California has added twice as many jobs as Florida" over the past year. 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. Jerry Brown stated on October 7, 2015 in a speech: "Smog was invented in Los Angeles. It was. The name was invented. There was a fellow at Caltech and he came up with the idea and they called it smog." Jerry Brown stated on May 18, 2014 in comments on ABC's "This Week": "Virtually no Republican" in Washington accepts climate change science. Jerry Brown stated on September 14, 2010 in a campaign ad: "Taxes went down under Jerry Brown." Jerry Brown stated on June 7, 2010 in a video on his campaign website: California's credit rating is "the worst in the country."