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Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds Jackson.

Verrelli, Reynolds Jackson undecided on millionaire’s tax

Turner has backed tax on high-earners sought by governor

By Nikita Biryukov, May 20 2019 1:45 pm

The 15th legislative district’s Assembly representatives are undecided on the millionaire’s tax being sought by Gov. Phil Murphy.

“I’m still working with the leadership right now,” Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds Jackson said. “We haven’t really formalized coming up where we are with it, so I’m still working with them.”

The millionaire’s tax will likely prove a point of conflict in the year’s fast-approaching budget negotiations.

Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin oppose the measure, which was a core tenet of Murphy’s 2017 campaign platform.

State Sen. Shirley Turner, who represents the 15th in the legislature’s upper chamber, announced she would back Murphy’s proposal at a town hall the governor held in Ewing earlier this month.

“I’m not done looking at everything to be honest with you,” Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli said.

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