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Lunch Links: New Jersey Tax Proposals Anger the Right and the Left; Alaska Shortfall Means Cuts And/Or Taxes; Trump Takes Hits on Taxes from Major Media and The Onion

Today is October 7, the date in 1765 when the Stamp Act Congress gathered in New York City to develop a unified response to the British Stamp Act, going into effect on November 1. It was the first-ever gathering of elected representatives from the various American colonies, and it produced a petition to the King and Parliament asking that the act be repealed. Parliament considered the Stamp Act Congress to be illegal and ignored the petition, but it repealed the Act based on merchants’ economic arguments.
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