Teaneck mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin has endorsed Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposal to increase the income tax on households with annual incomes of more than $1 million.
“I don’t know why any progressive would hesitate to support tax fairness. I encourage fellow progressives, particularly in Bergen County, to show their support for a millionaire’s tax to help support our working and middle-class brothers and sisters,” Hameeduddin wrote in a Facebook post. “I look forward to working with Governor Murphy to ensure a millionaire’s tax is enacted this year.”
Hameeduddin says he’s about to pass a zero percent increase budget for the fifth year in a row.
“Like all Mayors we all understand the difficulties of prioritizing our budget needs. That’s why I strongly support Governor Murphy’s call for a millionaire’s tax to help fund critical priorities, including fully funding our public schools, fixing NJ TRANSIT, establishing universal pre-K, and providing property tax relief. Mayors need a cooperative relationship with Trenton to ensure middle-class New Jerseyans no longer get crushed by unfair policies while the wealthy have escaped paying their fair share in taxes,” said Hameeduddin. “This is the basis for my support of the millionaire’s tax.”
Already on board in support of the millionaires tax: State Sens. Richard Codey (D-Roseland) and Ronald Rice (D-Newark), Assemblymen John McKeon (D-West Orange), Ralph Caputo (D-Nutley) and Gary Schaer (D-Passaic), Assemblywomen Mila Jasey (D-South Orange) and Britnee Timberlake (D-East Orange), and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.