Wealth Distribution among the Six Californias
An Obvious implication of splitting the state along these lines is that the "rich areas" will be able to concentrate their wealth into their own public services without supporting the "poor states". What is the approximate revenue projections for the different areas and what will be the financial "fall-out" on the public services in portions of the state that may see a sudden revenue drop?
Six Californias responds: Brian, thanks for your question. Although the Six Californias campaign has been doing research into how the proposal will address California's problems, we have not yet examined the question you've raised. It is difficult to project the future financials of the six new states as each state will likely impose or repeal policies that impact the overall economics of the region. It's important to note that comparing states on the basis of per-capita income is only one part of the picture, and that the newly created states would have new opportunities to raise the revenue necessary to provide public services.
What innovative ways could the six Californias use to raise money and cut government expenses?