SCOTUS rejects appeal on use of COVID aid for tax cuts

Source: Seattle Times

“The U.S. 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.'” (01/17/23)