Six-states measure would make immediate changes even without congressional sign-off

“We won’t have to wait for the federal government to anoint six states. It can get started right away. These counties will be able to self-organize into these regions, states-to-be,” said Draper, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist.

The measure’s Section Four would change theCalifornia Constitution to give charter counties more autonomy from state law on matters such as taxes and development. Counties could group together into regional governments, and proponents say the language would allow the new regional governments to ignore future state laws if there isn’t the money to pay for them.


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