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Proposed new state in northern Colorado Gets Support

Published On: Jul 26 2013 09:19:03 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 26 2013 10:01:42 AM CDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -

A proposal to form a new state in northern Colorado is getting public support.
    
More than four dozen people showed up in Fort Lupton Thursday at the first public meeting to discuss a proposal to form a 51st state. Most of them said they support secession.
    
The Greeley Tribune reports people from Weld, Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, Yuma and Kit Carson counties are included in the discussion.
    
The U.S. Constitution requires that legislatures must first approve any state that is to be created within its jurisdiction.
    
Supporters say legislative efforts to crack down on energy drilling and gun laws are prime reasons for the movement.
    
The Weld County commissioners plan three more meetings on the issue. The next will be Monday evening in Longmont.

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