Californians Aren’t the Only Tax Refugees
Gov. Gavin Newsom went to Austin, Texas, last year to tout his own state, California. Speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival, he said that conservative governors are “doubling down on stupid, and we will not follow their path. We’re going in a completely different direction.” He’s right about the latter point. Recent Census data confirm that Californians are going in a different direction—they’re fleeing their state in droves.
Originally published: January 11, 2023
Author: James L. Doti
Position: President Emeritus
Institution: Chapman University
Published by: The Wall Street Journal