The city faces a sizable pension bill each year and Mayor Bob Filner recently claimed the city can do something to ease it.

He said five-year deals with the city’s six labor unions could help the city save $50 million over the next two years.

Scott Lewis and I vetted this claim in the latest edition of Fact Check TV.

We also dug into the mayor’s recent statement that a new tourism marketing agreement would result in $3 million per year for the 2015 Centennial Celebration at Balboa Park.

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New episodes of Fact Check TV appear on NBC 7 San Diego every Friday during the 6 p.m. newscast and our website the following Monday. What should we feature on our next episode?

Lisa Halverstadt is a reporter at Voice of San Diego. Know of something she should check out? You can contact her directly at or 619.325.0528.

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Lisa Halverstadt

Lisa is a senior investigative reporter who digs into some of San Diego's biggest challenges including homelessness, city real estate debacles, the region's...

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