QUINCY -- Anxiety gripped Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli as he made the 13-hour drive north. Last spring was the first time he had left Round Rock, Texas, on his own, and the trip to McCook Community College in McCook, Neb., was the beginning of a tense time...

Jessie Shoopman, 31, is a field staff at Illinois FBFM where she works with farm owners and operators to prepare taxes and financial statements. She is married to her sweet husband, Casey, and has a daughter, Allison.

The California Legislature has voted to tax people who refuse to buy health insurance, bringing back a key part of former President Barack Obama's health care law that has been eliminated nationwide by Republicans in Congress