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Proposal to split California into 6 states 'close' to getting on ballot

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Image showing the proposal to split California into six states.

The proposal to split California into six states is getting “close” to the number of signatures needed to get the measure on the ballot this year.

Chances are by now you've heard of the plan to split California into six states. 

Silicon Valley venture Capitalist Tim Draper believes it's a surefire way to make the Golden State more competitive and make government more effective, and apparently he's not alone.

Draper has told reporters he's getting close to acquiring the 800,000 signatures he needs to get his six Californias measure on the ballot. Meanwhile, opponents of the idea have launched a counter offensive. Here to bring us up to date is KPCC contributor and LA Times columnist Patt Morrison.

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