State Roundup, June 1, 2017

PURPLE LINE WORK SCALED BACK: Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn on Wednesday ordered the companies contracted to design and build the light-rail Purple Line to immediately scale back pre-construction work, saying the state needs to cut costs while it appeals a legal ruling blocking the project. Katherine Shaver of the Post reports the story.

6th DISTRICT GERRYMANDER SUIT: Seven individuals challenging Maryland’s 6th Congressional District as unconstitutional are asking a federal court to overturn the state’s voting map or block officials from using it in the 2018 election, reports Josh Hicks in the Post.