A lawsuit filed today threatens to blow a $4 billion hole in the state budget.
The legal action says that’s how much the state shortchanges local governments every year.
The lawsuit says the state’s been playing a shell game with local revenue sharing payments.
John Mogk is a Wayne State University law professor who filed the lawsuit. He says the state has been improperly claiming payments made to school districts, charter schools, and for road repairs against local governments’ share of sales tax revenue.