States Move on Issues as Feds Remain Gridlocked

States Move on Issues as Feds Remain Gridlocked

The nation has now watched as Democrats in Congress widened their impeachment probe against President Trump, while he found himself embroiled in the controversy many have called “sharpiegate,” related to a doctored Hurricane Dorian forecast map. In the midst of these unrelated national issues, we were also confronted by the news of another mass shooting in Texas that left seven dead, reports of a third person dying from an illness related to vaping, and warnings that accelerating climate change is fueling destructive storms such as Hurricane Dorian, which has destroyed homes, communities, and claimed dozens of lives.

It is clear that those in national elected office on both sides of the aisle are falling markedly short in addressing crises critical to our future. Thus, during these times of unprecedented gridlock and disorder, states are beginning to use their power to take on national issues of importance, including gun control, public health, and climate change.

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