ALBANY, N.Y. — New Jersey and Connecticut are becoming a member of New York in planning to sue Washington over the Republican-led federal tax overhaul, the Democratic governors of the three states introduced Friday.
Andrew Cuomo of New York, Dannel Malloy of Connecticut and Phil Murphy of New Jersey introduced Friday that they’re speaking to leaders of different states that stand to be harm by the federal tax plan that’s anticipated to price taxpayers of their states billions of .
“We’re going to be working collectively to type a multi-state coalition to problem this in court docket,” stated Cuomo, a possible 2020 White Home contender who introduced his intention to problem the tax overhaul earlier this month.
Murphy stated he expects the swimsuit to be filed inside weeks. No choice has been made on the place the motion can be filed, Malloy stated.
The brand new tax code handed by Republicans in Congress and signed into regulation final month by Republican President Donald Trump caps a deduction for state and native taxes at $10,000. That deduction had been widespread in high-tax, Democratic states like New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, the place many householders now face huge will increase of their federal tax invoice.
“That is an assault on these states,” Malloy stated.
Cuomo stated the lawsuit may argue the tax regulation violates states’ rights and is unfair as a result of it singles out Democratic states for political causes.