Former federal prosecutor Mikie Sherrill is finding a rhythm in her attacks on Assemblyman Jay Webber over the latter’s support of the Republican tax plan passed last year.
On Friday, she seized on congressional Republicans’ intent to make the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions included in the tax plan permanent.
“Once again, Washington Republicans are seeking to punish New Jersey taxpayers and to make the cap on the state and local tax deduction permanent,” Sherrill said. “Assemblyman Webber put his party ahead of our community when he supported the original plan which capped the SALT deduction, exploded the deficit, put a debt burden on our children and still threatens the future of Social Security and Medicare. Voters know that I will support comprehensive tax reform that provides relief to New Jersey families, and that I’ll oppose plans like these that do the opposite.”
But, while Webber supports the tax plan, he has previously said that he would like the SALT cap repealed.
The average SALT deduction in New Jersey is roughly $17,000, and that number rises to about $20,000 in the affluent 11th district.
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, whose retirement opened the district’s seat for a contest, voted against the tax bill when it came before the House last December.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated to more clearly delineate Webber’s stance on the SALT cap.