Breaking up the Golden State: An Idea as Old as California
Two interesting articles came across my desk the other day regarding the movement to split California into six states. The first was a piece by KPPC radio that takes a look at previous efforts to carve up California. The second was written by Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton titled “Six-state proposal should be taken seriously, but it’s just hard to.”
Since I was a history major in college (back in the day when you still could get a job with such a degree), I find it fascinating to learn about previous movements to split the state. According to the KPPC article, “there have been at least 220 efforts to hack California into smaller states, with at least five just since 2000.” The article, though, focuses on six of them, and includes maps to show what may have been.