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Friday, Jul 1, 2016 at 07:15 PM PDT

Half Cent Sales Tax Hike for Transportation Improvements

Half Cent Sales Tax Hike for Transportation Improvements

Some republicans say that north county conservatives shouldn't have to pay for city transit, while liberals are more natural supporters of the plan. Scott Lewis of The Voice of San Diego explains.

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 07:30 PM PDT

SD Releases Get it Done App in Lieu of 3-1-1 Service

SD Releases Get it Done App in Lieu of 3-1-1 Service

The city agreed to implement a 3-1-1 call center or similar service, but released the Get It Done app instead. Scott Lewis of Voice of San Diego explains the new service and how San Diego fell short.

Monday, Apr 11, 2016 at 09:08 PM PDT

San Diego Fact Check: Taxpayers and the Stadium Proposals

San Diego Fact Check: Taxpayers and the Stadium Proposals

There are a couple of different proposals to keep the Chargers in San Diego. The city and the team are at odds over which strategy is the best. Regardless, San Diegans will be able to vote on some plan, but there's disagreement about how much of the tab taxpayers should pick up. Scott Lewis from the Voice of San Diego tries to sort it out in tonight's San Diego Fact Check.

Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 08:13 PM PST

SD Fact Check: Downtown Chargers Stadium

SD Fact Check: Downtown Chargers Stadium

This week we heard about the Charger's new plan to pursue a stadium downtown. Mayor Kevin Faulconer is not on board, claiming the voters won't approve a new tax to build it. So why are the Chargers banking on it? Scott Lewis from the Voice of San Diego breaks down the conflict in this week's San Diego Fact Check.

Friday, Feb 19, 2016 at 08:12 PM PST

SD Fact Check: Picking SDUSD Trustee

SD Fact Check: Picking SDUSD Trustee

The San Diego School District Board is preparing to pick a new member following the resignation of Marne Foster. But critics are worried the board will make the choice without much public input. Scott Lewis from the Voice of San Diego takes a closer look in this week's San Diego Fact Check.

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 08:54 PM PST

SD Fact Check: San Diego's Oversupply of Water

SD Fact Check: San Diego's Oversupply of Water

California is still in drought, so you might be surprised to hear that San Diego County has an oversupply of water. How did this happen? Scott Lewis with the Voice of San Diego breaks it down in this week's San Diego Fact Check.

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 08:06 PM PST

Fact Check: State of the City

Fact Check: State of the City

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer laid out some ambitious goals during his State of the City address. He also assigned blame for some things he hasn't been able to accomplish. But how many of initiatives are really doable, and is the mayor pointing the finger in the right direction? Lisa Halverstadt takes a closer look in this week's San Diego Fact Check.

Friday, Jan 8, 2016 at 07:30 PM PST

SD Fact Check: Chargers Stadium Proposals Blocked by City?

SD Fact Check: Chargers Stadium Proposals Blocked by City?

Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos claims the team has repeatedly proposed new stadium ideas, but 9 have been blocked by the city of San Diego. In this week's San Diego Fact Check, the Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis looks into this claim.

Friday, Dec 18, 2015 at 08:22 PM PST

SD Fact Check: Signature Gathering for Citizen Stadium Plan

SD Fact Check: Signature Gathering for Citizen Stadium Plan

As you do your holiday shopping, you might come across signature gatherers. They're out getting support for the so-called Citizen's Plan to keep the Chargers in San Diego. In tonight's Fact Check, The Voice of San Diego's Scott Lewis takes a closer look what these signature gatherers are promising.

Monday, Nov 23, 2015 at 10:12 PM PST

City Water Rates to Increase 40% Over 5 Years

City Water Rates to Increase 40% Over 5 Years

SD Fact Check looks into why City water rates are going up. Voice of San Diego’s Lisa Halverstadt reports.

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