California's cost to fight wildfires has spiked dramatically in recent years, jumping from about $200 million five years ago to more than $770 million last year. PolitiFact California examined these cost increases.
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Does California really have a "policy of releasing dangerous criminal illegal aliens back into our communities," as Rep. Tom McClintock claimed? PolitiFact California examined this statement by the Republican congressman.
What’s fact and fiction about California’s homeless? PolitiFact California debunks several myths, including the idea that the homeless are always ‘from somewhere else’ and ‘they want to be homeless.’
PolitiFact California has fact-checked numerous claims on the Golden State's extreme wealth and poverty. This article is a compilation of those fact checks, with a focus on assertions by candidates in the 2018 California governor's race.
President Trump’s repeated and unsubstantiated claims on California voter fraud during the 2016 election plus a series of intentionally false stories about the state’s deadly wildfires all earned a Pants On Fire in 2017.