Full Measure | Fleeing California

A record number of people are leaving California. So many that the Golden State could lose a seat in Congress for the first time ever. I recently spoke to Will Witt in Hollywood about his short documentary examining the exodus called “Fleeing California.”

Sharyl: How did you come up with the title?

Will Witt: Came up with the title “Fleeing California” in the last 10 years, 5 million people have actually left California and 600,000 of those have moved to Texas. 15,000 businesses have also left California. So when I see those kinds of numbers and that kind of data, I say, people are fleeing California. So we wanted to showcase basically the reasons of why people are actually leaving the state and moving to places where there are more conservative policies leading it.

Sharyl: If you could pick a few highlights, what would you point to as some highlights from the film?

Witt: I think one of the most important things to recognize is first the homeless epidemic that is happening here.

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