Some California residents say they are ready to break away from their over-regulated and under-represented state.
Form a new one called the State of Jefferson.
“We have the water, forests, timber, we have the minerals. We have unspoiled agricultural land,” said secession proponent Aaron Funk of Crescent City. “We would be the wealthy state if we were allowed to go back and use our natural resources ourselves.”
There are thirteen northern California counties full of residents who say they are fed up with being taxed, over-regulated, and under-represented by state lawmakers.
Some say they are tired of talking and are ready to act. “It’s a lot of broad promises about things being better and representation being better,” Kevin Hendrick a Del Norte resident told kcra. “But the more they talk, the less clear it becomes about how that’s actually going to happen.”
And now it’s up to the people. Residents in Del Norte and Tehama counties will vote on forming a new state in June of this year.
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