Six Californias

Six Californias: Why residents may soon vote on a plan to break up the state

For the past few months, a tech billionaire has been promoting a “Six Californias” plan to break up California into, well, six states. And on Monday, he said he had collected enough signatures to put the plan up for a statewide vote in 2016. So what, exactly, does the plan entail? What are its implications? And does it have any real chance of becoming law?