The Signal: Suzette Martinez Valladares | A New Year’s Resolution for California

New Year’s resolutions often include losing weight, spending more time with family, finding a new job, improving relationships, and more. Well, we should also be asking what New Year’s goals California has for 2023, or for that matter, the next 10 years. 

Last week, while we were recovering from the holidays (and, for me personally, Christmas tamale coma), the U.S. Census released population data revealing that California lost population for the second consecutive year. More than 340,000 people left the state. And, yes, this number accounts for immigration and births. Meanwhile, the populations of Texas and Florida both grew by over 400,000 people. California’s 170-year population growth trend has ended. 

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