Voters Advance Study To Secede Major Populated County From California

FILE - A California street sign is shown next to the price board at a gas station in San Francisco, on March 7, 2022. The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline shot up a whopping 79 cents over the past two weeks to $4.43 per gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday, March 13, the new price exceeds by 32 cents the prior record high of $4.11 set in July 2008. Lundberg said gas prices are likely to remain high in the short term as crude oil costs soar amid global supply concerns following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Nationwide, the highest average price for regular-grade is in the San Francisco Bay Area, at $5.79. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

At a glance

  • San Bernardino Voter Information Guide asked county residents under Measure EE if officials should “study and advocate for all options to obtain the county’s fair share of state funding, including secession from the State of California.”
  • “I’m embarrassed where we are in this country right now,” Burum said, according to the San Bernardino Sun. “Forty-nine percent of people voted against ‘fairness!’”
  • Data from the California State controller’s office ranked San Bernardino County 36th out of 56 counties in looking at how much counties get from the state and federal governments per capita.

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