PolitiFact California: Checking Lt. Gov. Newsom's Claims On Universal Healthcare And Economy Chris Remington Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. FILE - In this April 20, 2015, file photo, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at the Californians for Safety and Justice conference in Sacramento, Calif. Rich Pedroncelli / File / AP Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom has made his way on the TV Networks with some audacious claims as he holds a small lead in the 2018 gubernatorial race. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe a few weeks ago, Newsom claimed San Francisco is the only city in the US with universal healthcare and that the inland empire is the 2nd fastest growing economy in California. Politifact CA Reporter Chris Nichols put those claims to the test.