I'll admit, I am not an economist, I may not like change as much as my professional business resume says, and I am an expert in very few things, but this is one suggestion that should be considered, and be put to the test by the people: Split California into two states.
We, as Californians, have a serious issue of a failing economy, an ineffective congress, and a state that is diverse as the nation itself. I propose that we should draw the line from The Northern-most Monterey County from the West Coast splitting California at the Fresno and Madera counties and travel to the east accordingly.
What are our diversities? I propose that the political beliefs, the economic needs and gains, and the geographic differences will make two powerful states able to add a more rounded republic, and bring economic stability to the former state of California.
Please bring this viable issue to the people of the United States of America as a means to an important end.