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Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt

Republicans oppose Murphy SALT cap suit

By Nikita Biryukov, August 24 2018 2:07 pm

While Gov. Phil Murphy and the legislature’s Democratic leadership are rallying around proposed workarounds to the cap on the State and Local Tax Deduction imposed by the Republican tax plan passed last year, the state’s Republicans see the campaign and its lawsuits as a waste of taxpayer funds.

“Governor Murphy’s tax scheme is a fake solution. After adopting a $36.5 billion budget with more holes than the State has fingers to fill them, Murphy must stop wasting taxpayer money on frivolous lawsuits engineered to garner national headlines by pitting himself against President Trump, and start solving our statewide problems, instead,” said Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt. “New Jersey’s tax problems were created in Trenton, not Washington, and Trenton is the only place they can be fixed.”

Murphy’s administration announced a lawsuit challenging a Trump administration rule that would bar workarounds to the SALT cap using charitable donations.

The state GOP launched a petition seeking to convince Murphy to stop the lawsuit.

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