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PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols discusses his latest fact-checks on Insight with Beth Ruyak. PolitiFact California examines claims by elected officials, candidates, groups and individuals who speak on matters of public importance.

Latest Episodes

Why Does It Cost So Much To Build Housing In California?

Building a new house or an apartment in California can take years, even decades. So, why does it cost so much to build a home in California? It’s more than just the land, labor and materials. PolitiFact California found the lengthy development process itself, complete with delays, strict environmental reviews and expensive impact fees, can add tens of thousands of dollars to the overall cost of new homes in the state. Reporter Chris Nichols and the PolitiFact California team has looked closer at the fees, what those fees are and why they are so much higher than in many other states. Nichols talked with contractors, developers and an academic to get a full picture.

-1 s2 w ago
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Why Does It Cost So Much To Build Housing In California?

Sacramento Explores Tiny Homes As A Partial Solution to Homelessness

Mayor Steinberg proposed this idea not just for Sacramento, but for the entire state. Earlier this year, Governor Gavin Newsom named Steinberg to lead the Statewide Commission on Homelessness & Supportive Housing. Steinberg believes the solution to California’s housing and homeless problem is a partnership between the public and private sectors. This includes a rapid expansion of tiny home construction. Steinberg wants Sacramento to invest $30 million dollars to jump-start this effort. California has been facing an expanding homeless and home affordability problem, particularly in the state’s major metropolitan areas. Politifact Reporter Chris Nichols joins Insight to share his reporting in this area.

-1 sOCT 30
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Sacramento Explores Tiny Homes As A Partial Solution to Homelessness

Fact Checking Tuesday’s Debate

Another Democratic presidential debate is in the books. This time, there were 12 candidates on stage in Westerville, Ohio. This was the first appearance of billionaire Tom Steyer, who lives in San Francisco. Steyer has been a climate activist and has been promoting the impeachment of President Donald Trump for years. CapRadio’s Politifact Reporter Chris Nichols fact checks statements made during the debate by California Sen. Kamala Harris. He also compares positions she has taken as a candidate with those she took as California’s Attorney General. Chris also fact checks Tom Steyer’s first debate performance and shares fact checks done by Politifact’s national office in Washington, DC.

-1 sOCT 16
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Fact Checking Tuesday’s Debate

State of Resistance: Is California Really Winning In Court Against The Trump Administration?

In this week’s series on California as the “State of Resistance,” today’s installment is about whether California is “winning” its many lawsuits against the Trump administration. The count is now more than 60 lawsuits the state of California has initiated, or joined, against the federal government. The suits span many policy areas, from the disputed citizenship question on the 2020 census to the Trump administration’s attempt to cut off funds for “sanctuary” jurisdictions, from challenging changes to immigration policy to energy and environmental regulations. Joining us today, Politifact California reporter Chris Nichols shares his fact check on both Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s claims the state is largely “winning” the lawsuits it has filed. With more than 60 already filed, many haven’t been heard yet, so don’t have outcomes. But we’ll review some of the ones filed, some won, some lost, and those yet to come.

-1 sOCT 2
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State of Resistance: Is California Really Winning In Court Against The Trump Administration?

Factchecking The Governor With PolitiFact California

Gov. Gavin Newsom has claimed his administration raised the rainbow flag, a symbol of LGBTQ pride, at the state Capitol "for the first time in our state’s history" this week. But a front page newspaper photo and article from 1990 show otherwise. To clear this up, we set out to fact check this with PolitiFact California’s Chris Nichols. He says this is not the first time the flag has flown atop the Capitol. The San Francisco-based Bay Area Reporter, which serves the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, published the article on October 18, 1990. It shows the rainbow Pride flag flying over the Capitol on National Coming Out Day, on the main pole below the national and state flags, on October. 11, 1990. Nichols also fact checks a campaign promise the governor made to create universal preschool. This fact check is part of the Newsom-Meter project, which tracksif Newsom is keeping these promises, breaking them or compromising.

-1 sJUN 19
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Factchecking The Governor With PolitiFact California

State Party Delegates Evaluate the Importance of Truth and Honesty in a Candidate

Have the values of honesty and truthfulness lost importance with President Donald Trump in the White House? To try to answer these questions, PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols talked with half a dozen delegates at last weekend’s state Democratic Party Convention in San Francisco. Delegates were asked about the importance of those values in their choice of candidates. Since the stage has been set by Trump— who has had some struggles with the truth— the question is: do people feel that the truth has been degraded? Some said we live in a “post-fact” world. A place where ‘truthiness’ from our politicians is good enough. That word, “truthiness,” was coined by Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’ “The Late Show.”

-1 sJUN 5
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State Party Delegates Evaluate the Importance of Truth and Honesty in a Candidate

PolitiFact California Fact Checks Pelosi Viral Video And Harris Flip Flop

Facebook says it will not remove the doctored viral video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The PolitiFact California team has looked closer at the video and issues surrounding it. Meanwhile, presidential hopeful California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris has changed her position on who should conduct investigations into police shootings. PolitiFact California reporter, Chris Nichols, looks at how to evaluate “evolving” stances.

-1 sMAY 29
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PolitiFact California Fact Checks Pelosi Viral Video And Harris Flip Flop

PolitiFact Investigates Regulations On Advertising For Cannabis Businesses, Claims About Voter Suppression And More

Driving around California, you might have noticed a new roadside feature: billboards for cannabis dispensaries and delivery services. The decriminalization of cannabis last year included regulations around how adults can buy and consume weed in the Golden State, but how about the way it’s sold? PolitiFact California reporting intern Sami Soto’s latest article explores the rules around advertising for the substance, which is subject to different guidelines than other substances, like tobacco and alcohol. PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols joins Insight to discuss the article, including an explanation of the rules around all those billboards, like where they can be placed and what they’re allowed to include. He’ll also discuss the state requirements for print and radio ads, as well as the controversy around what some critics call a double standard between cannabis and tobacco products. Chris Nichols will also share recent reporting from the national stage on two Californ...

-1 sMAY 15
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PolitiFact Investigates Regulations On Advertising For Cannabis Businesses, Claims About Voter Suppression And More

PolitiFact: President Trump’s ‘Coup’ Claim Falls Flat

The PolitiFact team is keeping their eyes and ears open for claims that merit more investigation. This week, PolitiFact national editor Angie Holan checks statements by President Donald Trump that the Mueller investigation and report amount to a ‘coup’ to overthrow the US government. Spoiler alert: Trump earns another ‘Pants On Fire’ rating for his claim. Also, PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols introduces Rep. Eric Swalwell as a new face on the 2020 campaign trail with his eyes on the White House.

-1 sMAY 1
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PolitiFact: President Trump’s ‘Coup’ Claim Falls Flat

PolitiFact Evaluates Kamala Harris’ Tax Plan, Checks In On Gov. Newsom’s First 100 Days

California U.S. Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has called her plan to cut taxes one of the most significant tax breaks in years for working- and middle-class earners. Harris’ office said the LIFT (Liveable Incomes for Families Today) the Middle Class Act would provide tax breaks for up to 80 million working Americans. PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols compares the reach and impact of Harris’ plan to past federal tax breaks. Also, Gov. Gavin Newsom hit his 100-day mark in office this week. PolitiFact California Reporter Sami Soto checks in on the Newsom Meter.

-1 sAPR 17
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PolitiFact Evaluates Kamala Harris’ Tax Plan, Checks In On Gov. Newsom’s First 100 Days
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Latest Episodes

Why Does It Cost So Much To Build Housing In California?

Building a new house or an apartment in California can take years, even decades. So, why does it cost so much to build a home in California? It’s more than just the land, labor and materials. PolitiFact California found the lengthy development process itself, complete with delays, strict environmental reviews and expensive impact fees, can add tens of thousands of dollars to the overall cost of new homes in the state. Reporter Chris Nichols and the PolitiFact California team has looked closer at the fees, what those fees are and why they are so much higher than in many other states. Nichols talked with contractors, developers and an academic to get a full picture.

-1 s2 w ago
Comments
Why Does It Cost So Much To Build Housing In California?

Sacramento Explores Tiny Homes As A Partial Solution to Homelessness

Mayor Steinberg proposed this idea not just for Sacramento, but for the entire state. Earlier this year, Governor Gavin Newsom named Steinberg to lead the Statewide Commission on Homelessness & Supportive Housing. Steinberg believes the solution to California’s housing and homeless problem is a partnership between the public and private sectors. This includes a rapid expansion of tiny home construction. Steinberg wants Sacramento to invest $30 million dollars to jump-start this effort. California has been facing an expanding homeless and home affordability problem, particularly in the state’s major metropolitan areas. Politifact Reporter Chris Nichols joins Insight to share his reporting in this area.

-1 sOCT 30
Comments
Sacramento Explores Tiny Homes As A Partial Solution to Homelessness

Fact Checking Tuesday’s Debate

Another Democratic presidential debate is in the books. This time, there were 12 candidates on stage in Westerville, Ohio. This was the first appearance of billionaire Tom Steyer, who lives in San Francisco. Steyer has been a climate activist and has been promoting the impeachment of President Donald Trump for years. CapRadio’s Politifact Reporter Chris Nichols fact checks statements made during the debate by California Sen. Kamala Harris. He also compares positions she has taken as a candidate with those she took as California’s Attorney General. Chris also fact checks Tom Steyer’s first debate performance and shares fact checks done by Politifact’s national office in Washington, DC.

-1 sOCT 16
Comments
Fact Checking Tuesday’s Debate

State of Resistance: Is California Really Winning In Court Against The Trump Administration?

In this week’s series on California as the “State of Resistance,” today’s installment is about whether California is “winning” its many lawsuits against the Trump administration. The count is now more than 60 lawsuits the state of California has initiated, or joined, against the federal government. The suits span many policy areas, from the disputed citizenship question on the 2020 census to the Trump administration’s attempt to cut off funds for “sanctuary” jurisdictions, from challenging changes to immigration policy to energy and environmental regulations. Joining us today, Politifact California reporter Chris Nichols shares his fact check on both Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s claims the state is largely “winning” the lawsuits it has filed. With more than 60 already filed, many haven’t been heard yet, so don’t have outcomes. But we’ll review some of the ones filed, some won, some lost, and those yet to come.

-1 sOCT 2
Comments
State of Resistance: Is California Really Winning In Court Against The Trump Administration?

Factchecking The Governor With PolitiFact California

Gov. Gavin Newsom has claimed his administration raised the rainbow flag, a symbol of LGBTQ pride, at the state Capitol "for the first time in our state’s history" this week. But a front page newspaper photo and article from 1990 show otherwise. To clear this up, we set out to fact check this with PolitiFact California’s Chris Nichols. He says this is not the first time the flag has flown atop the Capitol. The San Francisco-based Bay Area Reporter, which serves the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, published the article on October 18, 1990. It shows the rainbow Pride flag flying over the Capitol on National Coming Out Day, on the main pole below the national and state flags, on October. 11, 1990. Nichols also fact checks a campaign promise the governor made to create universal preschool. This fact check is part of the Newsom-Meter project, which tracksif Newsom is keeping these promises, breaking them or compromising.

-1 sJUN 19
Comments
Factchecking The Governor With PolitiFact California

State Party Delegates Evaluate the Importance of Truth and Honesty in a Candidate

Have the values of honesty and truthfulness lost importance with President Donald Trump in the White House? To try to answer these questions, PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols talked with half a dozen delegates at last weekend’s state Democratic Party Convention in San Francisco. Delegates were asked about the importance of those values in their choice of candidates. Since the stage has been set by Trump— who has had some struggles with the truth— the question is: do people feel that the truth has been degraded? Some said we live in a “post-fact” world. A place where ‘truthiness’ from our politicians is good enough. That word, “truthiness,” was coined by Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’ “The Late Show.”

-1 sJUN 5
Comments
State Party Delegates Evaluate the Importance of Truth and Honesty in a Candidate

PolitiFact California Fact Checks Pelosi Viral Video And Harris Flip Flop

Facebook says it will not remove the doctored viral video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The PolitiFact California team has looked closer at the video and issues surrounding it. Meanwhile, presidential hopeful California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris has changed her position on who should conduct investigations into police shootings. PolitiFact California reporter, Chris Nichols, looks at how to evaluate “evolving” stances.

-1 sMAY 29
Comments
PolitiFact California Fact Checks Pelosi Viral Video And Harris Flip Flop

PolitiFact Investigates Regulations On Advertising For Cannabis Businesses, Claims About Voter Suppression And More

Driving around California, you might have noticed a new roadside feature: billboards for cannabis dispensaries and delivery services. The decriminalization of cannabis last year included regulations around how adults can buy and consume weed in the Golden State, but how about the way it’s sold? PolitiFact California reporting intern Sami Soto’s latest article explores the rules around advertising for the substance, which is subject to different guidelines than other substances, like tobacco and alcohol. PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols joins Insight to discuss the article, including an explanation of the rules around all those billboards, like where they can be placed and what they’re allowed to include. He’ll also discuss the state requirements for print and radio ads, as well as the controversy around what some critics call a double standard between cannabis and tobacco products. Chris Nichols will also share recent reporting from the national stage on two Californ...

-1 sMAY 15
Comments
PolitiFact Investigates Regulations On Advertising For Cannabis Businesses, Claims About Voter Suppression And More

PolitiFact: President Trump’s ‘Coup’ Claim Falls Flat

The PolitiFact team is keeping their eyes and ears open for claims that merit more investigation. This week, PolitiFact national editor Angie Holan checks statements by President Donald Trump that the Mueller investigation and report amount to a ‘coup’ to overthrow the US government. Spoiler alert: Trump earns another ‘Pants On Fire’ rating for his claim. Also, PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols introduces Rep. Eric Swalwell as a new face on the 2020 campaign trail with his eyes on the White House.

-1 sMAY 1
Comments
PolitiFact: President Trump’s ‘Coup’ Claim Falls Flat

PolitiFact Evaluates Kamala Harris’ Tax Plan, Checks In On Gov. Newsom’s First 100 Days

California U.S. Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has called her plan to cut taxes one of the most significant tax breaks in years for working- and middle-class earners. Harris’ office said the LIFT (Liveable Incomes for Families Today) the Middle Class Act would provide tax breaks for up to 80 million working Americans. PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols compares the reach and impact of Harris’ plan to past federal tax breaks. Also, Gov. Gavin Newsom hit his 100-day mark in office this week. PolitiFact California Reporter Sami Soto checks in on the Newsom Meter.

-1 sAPR 17
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PolitiFact Evaluates Kamala Harris’ Tax Plan, Checks In On Gov. Newsom’s First 100 Days
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