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The big picture: The state efforts to keep Trump off the 2020 ballot

President Trump walking on the lawn with his hands up
Some state lawmakers are targeting Trump for not releasing his tax returns. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Lawmakers in at least 25 states have introduced bills that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the 2020 ballot in that state — a clear swipe at President Trump, the only modern president who's refused to release his personal tax returns.

Why it matters: In theory, Trump could be blocked from the ballot in any state where the new requirement became law. But not a single state has enacted it so far, and the governors of California and New Jersey have vetoed it after it passed both state chambers. It's more interesting as a way for state Democrats to troll Trump than as an actual re-election threat.

Go deeper: The challenge of reuniting immigrant families

A child holds a sign that reads, "Families Belong Together," during a protest of family separation.
Photo: Carlos Tischler/Getty Images

President Trump said on Twitter Saturday morning that his administration is doing "a much better job" when dealing with children at the border than the Obama administration.

The big picture: While it's been reported that hundreds of children are being reunited with their families, there still doesn't seem to be an established process for doing so after Trump's executive order earlier this week failed to address the issue.

A Trump-supporting Texas city runs on 100% renewable energy

In Texas — the heart of Trump country — the city of Georgetown runs on 100% renewable energy. Republican Mayor Dale Ross told Axios that the decision was “a no-brainer economically.”

Why it matters: President Trump and many Republican leaders are rolling back environmental measures related to climate change. But in Georgetown, “We put these silly national partisan politics aside,” said Ross. Climate change is one of the most divisive political topics, but cities like Georgetown are finding that renewable energy sources like hydropower, wind and solar may provide more financial stability than fossil fuels.