Following the recent uproar over Texas and the possibility of its secession (previously
), Fivethirtyeight.com puts forward
a theoretical division of Texas into five states: Plainland, Trinity, Gulfland, New Texas, and El Norte.
The poll tax caused massive rioting in the UK. Will the pole tax
move Texans to do the same? There's an interesting class-war
aspect to the story. The bill
specifies that the revenue generated will support sexual assault prevention programs, though the bill's legality is being litigated.