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Sasha Hupka is a contributor to PolitiFact California. Previously, she reported on local government at The Arizona Republic as a Pulliam Fellow and worked as a statehouse reporting intern with the Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents’ Association, wracking up bylines in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and PennLive. She is a graduate of Binghamton University, where she majored in English, and a current student at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Yes, Gov. Gavin Newsom Has the Authority to Continue California’s State of Emergency, Legal Experts Say
June 22, 2021
A Facebook video stated on June 7, 2021: Gov. Gavin Newsom has “no power or authority” to extend the state of emergency in California because it expired “automatically” on May 6, 2020.
May 25, 2021
An Instagram post stated on May 18, 2021: “Businesses cannot legally ask for proof of vaccination and cannot deny entry based on vaccination status.”
San Francisco 49ers Rookie QB Trey Lance Signed A $34 Million Contract. How Much Will Go To California Taxes?
May 13, 2021
An image shared on Instagram claims that rookie quarterback Trey Lance, who recently signed to the San Francisco 49ers, will take home $16 million from his $34.1 million deal after paying California income taxes.
April 30, 2021
An image falsely quotes Vice President Kamala Harris, claiming she said during the Democratic debates that President Joe Biden would do “whatever” the Chinese government said because they gave Hunter Biden “over a billion dollars.”
April 23, 2021
An image shared more than 4,700 times on Facebook claimed that U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat, could be “sentenced” for “jury tampering.” However, there is no evidence that Waters tried to unduly influence jurors’ deliberations.