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States Form Coalition (NY, NJ, CT) To Sue Fed Govt Over Federal Tax Bill

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, AND CONNECTICUT LAUNCH COALITION TO SUE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVER FEDERAL TAX BILL

Elimination of Full State and Local Deductibility Unfairly Targets New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

Coalition to Sue the Federal Government Represents First Step in Governor Cuomo’s Three-Pronged Effort to Protect New Yorkers from the Federal Tax Bill

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have launched a coalition to sue the federal government to challenge the new GOP tax bill that eliminates full state and local tax deductibility. This provision effectively preempts the states’ ability to govern by reducing the ability to provide for their own citizens and unfairly targets New York and similarly situated states in violation of the Constitution.

“New Yorkers will not stand idly by as the federal government fires an economic missile at the fiscal health of our state,” Governor Cuomo said. “The elimination of full state and local deductibility is a blatantly partisan and unlawful attack on New York that uses our hardworking families and tax dollars as a piggy bank to pay for tax cuts for corporations and other states. This coalition will take the federal government to court to protect our residents from this assault.”

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