Sounds llike a great idea for many states...maybe, east and west california?
KUSA - Talk of Northern Colorado seceding from Colorado continues.
The pro-secession leaders say Denver ignores rural Colorado on issues like agriculture, oil and gas development and gun rights.
Monday at a meeting of officials from the 10 northeastern counties - Phillips county proposed an option to avoid the hassle of actually forming a 51st state. The idea is to expand the Colorado senate from 35 to 64.
"[Phillips county proposed] that we have one elected state senator from each Colorado county," Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway said, as he explained the proposal from Phillips county. "And that would allow smaller, rural counties to have a voice, which they currently believe they do not have in the makeup of the Colorado General Assembly."
"It's much easier to expand the current Colorado state senate than it is, obviously, to create a new state," Conway said.
Conway said over the next 30 days the group will continue review all possibilities.
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