Correction: California secession story

July 14, 2011 - 4:14 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a July 12 story about a Riverside County supervisor's plan to discuss splitting California in two, The Associated Press erroneously reported, based on information received from the supervisor's chief of staff, that the only change made during a hearing on the motion was one that restricted county funds from being spent on secession talks. In fact, the proposal was modified to focus the talks on broader improvements to California's state governance, while retaining secession as an option, and to include officials from throughout the state, not just the counties that would have been invited to join the secession efforts.