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Jasey declines to say if she’d back budget without millionaire’s tax

Assembly support for millionaire’s tax waning

By Nikita Biryukov, June 10 2019 12:16 pm

Assemblywoman Mila Jasey on Monday declined to say whether she’d back a budget without a millionaire’s tax, though she implied it was possible.

“I haven’t seen the budget yet in that form,” Jasey said when asked if the absence of a millionaire’s tax in this year’s budget was a deal-breaker.

Over the past week, much of the support Gov. Phil Murphy gathered in the lower chamber for one of his core policy plans has evaporated.

Numerous members of the Assembly who backed Murphy’s proposal, including Jasey’s running mate, Assemblyman John McKeon, have moderated their support over the past week.

McKeon, Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, Assemblyman Gary Schaer and Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly previously said they were backing the millionaire’s tax but have since said they were willing to back a budget that did not include the measure.

“I voted for it five times in the past, but at this point, I’m waiting to see how we’re going to move forward,” Jasey said.

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