State Roundup, July 20, 2016

MARYLAND SUES VW: Maryland is suing Volkswagen for allegedly breaking state environmental laws and causing pollution, state officials announced Tuesday. Jesse Coburn of the Sun writes that Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said that the German car company committed a “willful and systematic scheme of cheating” on emissions tests, which sullied the state’s air and water and exposed residents to harmful pollutants.

FANTASY SPORTS REGS ‘COMPLICATED:’ Maryland’s attorney general Tuesday said fantasy sports gaming in the state is a convoluted and complicated issue for which his office lacks the financial resources to resolve, reports Bryan Sears in the Daily Record. “We have priorities [and] resources and we devote them to the most important matters that confront our state,” Brian E. Frosh said during a press conference announcing the state’s lawsuit against Volkswagen