Latest Mostly True 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 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 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 December 14, 2016 in a speech: "California is growing a hell of a lot faster than Texas." 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."