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Three out of four legal scholars say a Trump impeachment is justified; 700,000 to lose food assistance; and documents show the coal industry knew about climate impacts in the 1960's.

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Former VP Joe Biden's on his "No Malarkey" tour across Iowa, while the House Judiciary Committee had its first hearing with constitutional scholars.

Archive: February 27, 2019

In 2017, it's estimated that more than 9,500 Tennesseans died while waiting for their Social Security Disability benefit appeals to be heard. (Courtney Keating/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As National Disability Awareness Month begins this week, some Tennessee groups want lawmakers to focus less on proclamations and more on transparency as an independent review of the state's Disability Determination Services moves forward. An investigation of more than five years ...Read More

More than 250,000 Americans worked in the solar industry as of 2017, according to the National Solar Jobs Census. (@edemarco5/Twenty20)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky House is set to vote on legislation that would allow utility companies to change how they credit homeowners for the surplus electricity generated by rooftop solar panels. Critics of Senate Bill 100, including the Sierra Club in Kentucky, have said it would stifle the m ...Read More

A bill to impose larger fines on New Mexico oil and gas producers will be heard next in the House Judiciary Committee. (Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter)<br />

SANTA FE, N.M. - Oil and gas production may be New Mexico's biggest economic driver, but supporters of legislation at the Roundhouse say the companies need to be held accountable when they create spills or discharge excessive methane. Fines for such violations have not been comprehensively enforced ...Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has said he would sign a bill that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. (Prawny/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A controversial ...Read More

Because of federal restrictions, undocumented women can't access Washington state family-planning services. (BigGirlCamera/Twenty20)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - A coalition is urging Washington state to expand health care. The Reproductive Health Access for All Act would help two communities in particular that face barriers to care: immigrants and the transgender or gender non-conforming communities. Women who are undocumented can't acces ...Read More

Nearly 100,000 Oregon children live in poverty despite having at least one working parent. (SupportPDX/Flickr)

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers want to extend and increase a tax credit for working families. House Bill 3028 would boost the state's Earned Income Tax Credit to 20 percent of the federal tax credit, from its current level of 8 percent. Janet Bauer, a policy analyst for the Oregon Center for Public ...Read More

A bill pending in the Utah Legislature would raise the minimum age to get married in the state from 15 to 18. (Twenty20)

SALT LAKE CITY - A bill aimed at halting child marriages in Utah has been approved by a legislative committee and will advance to the full state House of Representatives. House Bill 234 would ban all marriages in which one or both partners are younger than age 18. Currently, the minimum age to marr ...Read More

A state audit last year found almost one-third of payday lenders in Nevada fail to follow existing laws. (Kelly Griffith/Center for Economic Integrity)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Two bills before the Nevada Legislature would tighten up the rules on payday lending, just as the Trump administration is proposing to loosen them. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently proposed lifting the requirement that payday lenders verify that borrowers can pa ...Read More

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