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Gov. Phil Murphy, left, with Passaic County freeholder John Bartlett, Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, Passaic mayor Hector Lora and Paterson mayor Andre Sayegh at a meeting on May 7, 2019.

Wimberly endorses millionaire’s tax

Mayors of Paterson, Passaic also sign on in support of Murphy plan

By David Wildstein, May 07 2019 3:06 pm

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Paterson) told the New Jersey Globe that he will support Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposal to increase the income tax on households with annual incomes of more than $1 million.

Wimberly’s running mate, Assembly Majority Conference Leader Shavonda Sumter (D-Paterson), publicly endorsed Murphy’s plan last month.  A third Passaic County legislator, Assemblyman Gary Schaer (D-Passaic), has also announced his support.

Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh, Passaic Mayor Hector Lora and Passaic County Freeholder Director John Bartlett also endorsed the millionaire’s tax at a meeting with the governor today.

State Sen. Nellie Pou (D-North Haledon) has not yet announced her intentions.  She was in Washington today attending a national Hispanic conference that was scheduled months ago and did not attend Murphy’s meeting with Passaic County elected officials.

Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake (D-East Orange), who represents Clifton in Passaic County, has already committed to vote for the millionaire’s tax.  Her running mates, State Sen. Nia Gill (D-Montclair) and Assemblyman Thomas Giblin (D-Montclair), have not yet announced their intentions.

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