Despite signals that lawmakers wanted to focus on bipartisan issues after a contentious mid-term election, three divisive abortion bills have been proposed.
In many states, laws and ethics rules allow representatives to advance bills that would benefit their own financial interests.
Changes for abortion, contraception, and more top the agenda with Republicans in the majority in Congress and many state legislatures.
Amid a rush of political scandals and missteps, we figure that some citizens are more embarrassed for their state than others. We look at the shameful headlines and determine where these states would rank on the citizen embarrassment level.