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Missouri Appeals Decision Over Pandemic Aid Spending

May 17, 2021, 10:54 PM

Missouri has filed a notice of appeal, after a federal court last week dismissed its lawsuit against the Treasury Department over restrictions around the $350 billion the American Rescue Plan sent to states.

The Monday appeal, filed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, comes after a U.S. District Court ruled Missouri lacked standing to challenge restrictions on the funds because it can’t show that it suffered an injury from those limits.

Treasury began sending relief funds last week after issuing interim guidance codifying a provision in the law that bars states ...

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