MD TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION FACING BIG SHORTFALL

The MARYLAND Transit Administration says it is facing a $2 billion-plus funding shortfall over the next decade. The agency also said it will need to spend $5.7 billion between now and 2028 to address the state’s aging infrastructure and equipment. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

WI TAXPAYERS SEEK TO UNDO GOV’S VETOES

Three WISCONSIN taxpayers, with support from the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn budget vetoes made by Gov. Tony Evers (D) in July. The suit alleges Evers exceeded his authority when he used his veto powers to enact new policies, something the state’s governors have been doing for decades. (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL

KS JOBS PROGRAM COMES UNDER SCRUTINY

An audit of the KANSAS Job Creation Program Fund found that the state’s Department of Commerce, which administers the fund, sometimes awarded money without requiring an application, didn’t always require recipients to generate jobs and lacked formal policies for issuing such awards. The agency has issued $25.6 million in funds from the program in the past five years. (WICHITA EAGLE)

TRUMP SUES TO BLOCK ACCESS TO STATE TAX RETURN

President Trump has sued NEW YORK State officials and the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, seeking to block the Democrat-led congressional committee from making use of a recently passed New York law allowing the panel to obtain his state tax returns. The Trump administration has already refused to comply with subpoenas from the committee to provide his federal tax information. (NEW YORK TIMES)

GA OKAYS PLAN TO FUND RURAL INTERNET

GEORGIA has finalized a plan to spend tax dollars on subsidies for providing high-speed internet in rural areas. State lawmakers are expected to consider how much of the public’s money to spend on those subsidies in next year’s legislative session. (ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION)

 

--Compiled by KOREY CLARK