IN THE STATES: Biden, Dems Deliver While GOP Infighting Continues

In the states this week, local news highlighted a stark contrast: President Biden and Democrats getting things done for working families, while Republicans are embroiled in a messy intra party feud. 

President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is making a real impact on communities across the country, from Kentucky to Connecticut: 

In Kentucky: 

In Ohio:

In Illinois: 

In Connecticut:

At the same time, here’s a look at what local editorial boards are saying as Kevin McCarthy and MAGA Republicans in Congress continue to fight each other, pushing their extremism and creating chaos while blocking Congress from getting things done:

In California: Los Angeles Times: Editorial: A disastrous, embarrassing first day for the GOP-controlled House
In Colorado: Colorado Springs Gazette: EDITORIAL: Whose team is Colorado’s Boebert on?
In Illinois: Chicago Tribune: Editorial: A dysfunctional GOP can’t even pick a speaker. Bad for Republicans, worse for America.
In Missouri: St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Editorial: A nightmare of Kevin McCarthy’s own making
In Nevada: Las Vegas Sun: Congress’ first days embarrassing for rudderless GOP — and America

Finally, Republicans’ push for extreme abortion bans across the country is still making headlines:

In Virginia: Blue Virginia: Audio: VA House Majority Leader Terry Kilgore (R) Says Gov. Youngkin WILL Introduce 12-Week Abortion Ban in the 2023 General Assembly Session
In Idaho: Boise State Public Radio News: Idaho Supreme Court upholds near-total abortion ban
In South Carolina: The State: SC’s 6-week abortion ban is unconstitutional, state Supreme Court rules