Latest Fact-checksJerry Brown Donald Trump stated on March 13, 2018 in California just sued to stop the wall: "The state of California is begging us to build walls in certain areas. They don’t tell you that." John Moorlach stated on August 4, 2017 in an op-ed: "Crime has been getting worse since Jerry Brown was elected governor." Bloggers stated on April 17, 2017 in a headline: California Gov. Jerry Brown was "Caught in the Middle of a $60 Billion Corruption Investigation." 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." 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." Meg Whitman stated on October 15, 2010 in a TV ad: Jerry Brown "gave California state employees collective bargaining powers" and "now, state employees can retire at 55 with much of their salary for life."