Secession

South Miami, population 11,657, has had enough with the Florida legislature's intransigence at combatting climate change, so it has launched a secession movement for 24 southern counties to secede from the northern part of the state.
Oct 24, 2014   Sun Sentinel
It’s a surreal response to a surreal proposal: How many different ways can California be divided?
Apr 1, 2014   Planetizen April 1st Edition
Come November, 11 of Colorado's 64 counties, mostly in northeast, will vote to form a new state. Jack Healy explores what's behind the 51st State Initiative, what set it off, as well as other secession movements, mostly by rural areas in the U.S.
Oct 10, 2013   The New York Times - U.S.
Dissatisfied with state regulation and feeling that rural interests go unrepresented, the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted this week in favor of leaving the Golden State to create a state called Jefferson.
Sep 6, 2013   The Los Angeles Times
With mockumentary-style coverage, NPR's John Burnett imagines the trials of a state's secession.
Apr 2, 2012   NPR
Jim Massey of East Pennsboro Township, Pennsylvania is unhappy about plans to build a new apartment complex in his neighborhood, so he's encouraging his neighbors to secede from East Pennsboro and join a nearby town.
Sep 17, 2010   WGAL.com
<p>In an effort to highlight the disparity between generated revenue and received state funding, officials in Long Island have proposed a six-months study to weigh the benefits of seceding from New York to become the nation's 51st state.</p>
Apr 1, 2008   Newsday