SCOTUS: Missouri Can’t Use COVID Aid To Cut Taxes

Bloomberg News reports:

The US Supreme Court turned away a Missouri appeal that sought to ensure states can cut taxes even as they receive $195 billion in federal pandemic-relief money.

The justices without comment left in place a federal appeals court decision that said Missouri lacked legal standing to press a lawsuit over the requirements imposed under the American Rescue Plan Act.

Missouri is among several Republican-led states that sued after President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion measure into law in March 2021. The law includes a provision that says a state can’t use the money “to either directly or indirectly offset a reduction in the net tax revenue of such state.”

Read the full article. Photo: Missouri Gov. Mike Parsons.