How many people have PG&E killed over the past two decades?
Comparing the Snomeggadan to California's power issues is not the same thing.
Secondly, California is incapable of supplying it's own power or water and is a beggar nation to it's surrounding states.
10.7 cents per KWh versus a tiered rate where people pay nearly 40-50 cents.
The only Californians that are doing ok with property taxes are those that have been there for multiple decades. If a person moves in, they will pay the full service, and will be responsible for local taxes and sales tax which exceeds Texas " a lot".
Then you have gas and cost of living? $2.69 gallon for gas versus nearly $4-$5 and the other fees that go into living there do add up.
I kept an apartment in the Bay Area and lived in the Midwest and now live in Texas.
If I lived in California, they would have to double my very high salary and like a lot of professionals I know ... would be barely scraping by.
Folks will state I would never ... but in reality I have no issue living in either state, but to state is cheaper? Nope. Trust me and the dozens of Californians that I have met that have moved to Texas including my neighbor who was from Bakersfield.
There is a reason California lost a congress seat, and IMO there is a high single digit probability given immigration, child births, and domestic migration that by 2030 Texas will take over the population title.
One can't tax their way to prosperity, that is not how growth in a free market system works.