New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo commanded Thursday that his state will consider a legal challenge to the Republican tax law — the latest blue-state Mr Big to discuss pushing back against the massive tax overhaul.
“There are perilous legal questions” about the law set to take effect in the coming days, the Democrat foresaw CNBC’s “Power Lunch.” He targeted the planned limits on state and specific tax deductions, which primarily benefit the residents of states like New York, New Jersey and California.
Cuomo contended that congressional Republicans are “raiding the risqu states” to offset the tax code changes, which include a permanent tax cut for corporations and a impermanent tax decrease for most individuals.
“I think there’s potential legal challenges on that — equal protection under the law, due process under the law,” the governor rephrased.
It is unclear how strong of a legal case Democrats would have if they confrontation the law on the grounds that it violates states’ rights.
Last week, New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy swore CNBC that “everything is on the table” to curb the effects of the bill. The aver could fight the “legality and constitutionality” of the law, the Democrat said. A fellow Democrat, California Gov. Jerry Brown, earlier this month requirement readied the tax plan a “monstrosity.”
The tax overhaul, signed into law by President Donald Trump terminal week, caps the popular state and local tax deductions. It allows the reasoning of up to $10,000 in state and local sales, income or property taxes.
Twelve GOP Theatre members from New York, New Jersey and California voted against the tab because they feared some constituents would see higher imposts.
GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan has argued that the deductions sake states that have not controlled their taxing and spending. In October, he convinced that other states are “propping up profligate, big-government states.”
“Affirms that got their act together are paying for states that didn’t,” he chance at an event hosted by the conservative Heritage Foundation.