State Roundup, July 11, 2017

FEDS SPIKE NEW FBI HQ: The federal government is canceling the search for a new FBI headquarters, according to officials familiar with the decision, putting a more than decade-long effort by the bureau to move out of the crumbling J. Edgar Hoover Building back at square one, reports Jonathan O’Connell in the Post. In June, House appropriators rescinded $200 million from the project, drawing exasperation from local officials who have been pushing for the government to decide among three final locations: Greenbelt and Land­over, in Maryland  and Springfield, Va.

GOP LAWMAKERS TO FROSH: COOL THE SUITS: Attorney General Brian Frosh, a Democrat, has sued the federal government over the Trump administration’s travel ban as well as foreign payments made to Trump businesses, arguing they violate the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, John Kelvey of the Carroll County Times reports. On Monday,   Del. Haven Shoemaker, and 35 of his House and Senate colleagues — all Republicans — asked Frosh to dial it back. In a letter addressed to Frosh, Shoemaker and his colleagues questioned the legal merits of the lawsuits and asked Frosh to consider deferring to  Gov. Larry Hogan before taking further legal action.