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First GOP tax reform feud erupts over state, local tax break




Asked if he was a “no” on the tax framework, New Jersey Rep. MacArthur responded: “I’m certainly a loud objector.” | Getty


Republicans from New Jersey, New York, California and Illinois are among those worried that voters in their districts will face higher taxes than they currently do.

Vulnerable Republicans from a handful of purple districts have declared war on a central pillar of the tax plan released Wednesday by President Donald Trump and GOP leaders in Congress: A provision that would eliminate state and local tax deductibility, which they say would hike taxes on their middle-class constituents.

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