Raven SantanaNov 13, 2017, 5:47 pmNov 13, 2017, 6:04 pm

‘An assault on the middle class’: Gov.-elect critiques Republican tax plan

Phil Murphy denounces GOP plan swiftly after election victory

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NEWARK — Gov.-Elect Phil Murphy wasted no time tackling one of the biggest concerns for homeowners in New Jersey after his victory on Nov. 7 — property taxes.

Murphy joined members of the New Jersey House of Delegation on Monday afternoon to denounce the potential passage of the Republican’s tax plan.

“This is an assault on the middle class, it’s an assault on seniors, it’s bad no matter how you slice it,” Murphy said.

“The reason we’re really here today is because we’re going to vote on this most likely this week,” said U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone. “And not one of our Republican colleagues from the state of New Jersey should be voting for this because it’s a scam, and it’s going to raise taxes on apt of people in our state.”

Murphy campaigned on a promise to bring in $600 million to the state by raising the marginal tax rate on those earning more than $1 million from 8.9 percent to 10.75 percent.

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