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Cuomo and New York State Take the Lead in Fighting Back Against Republican Tax Plan

One of the major changes in the Republican tax plan that became law at the end of last year was a limit of $10,000 on the deduction for state and local income taxes. This was explicitly designed as an attack on liberal states like California and New York, which provide relatively high quality services for their residents, and therefore have higher taxes. Many Republicans openly boasted that these states would face pressure to reduce their taxes, and therefore also cut funding in areas like education and health care, if state and local taxes were not deductible for all of their residents.
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