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July 12 Vote Determines Split of California in Two North South CA States

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A Southern California Republican says it is time to go halvsies in the state of California: Inland Empire rep Jeff Stone says California should be split in half, making two North and South States--in what Governor Jerry Brown's office calls a political stunt. Brown, after all, seems an expert in that realm.

Jeff Stone -- who represents part of the Inland Empire -- is a Riverside County supervisor from Temecula who wants 13 of the state's mainly conservative counties of the state to break away. He wants California to become "South California" and "North California". Yes, two separate states.

Stone's proposal: Make South California comprised of of Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego, Tulare and Riverside counties -- a total of roughly 13 million people. Riverside County's Board of Supervisors will consider the proposal July 12, 2011. If the Board were to possibly approve the plan, leaders will create a framework for secession, followed by a California statewide summit on the issue.

Stone says as it is, California is an ungovernable financial catastrophe that is forcing businesses to flee and crushing taxpayers with welfare programs.

A spokesman for Governor Jerry Brown calls the proposal to split California into two states a laughable political stunt -- what Gil Duran calls "a supremely ridiculous waste of everybody's time." Says Duran: "If you want to live in a Republican state with very conservative right-wing laws, then there's a place called Arizona."

This will mark Round 221: More than 220 groups or people have tried to propose splitting California over the past 150 years or so, since the 1850s.


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