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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is urging grassroots groups who mobilized against GOP efforts to repeal Obamacare, to mobilize their members again. This time to help defeat the GOP tax bill.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Now that the U.S. House of Representatives has voted for a tax overhaul plan that some state leaders say will harm New York, the action moves to the Senate, where a vote is expected after Thanksgiving.

Karen DeWitt

Governor Cuomo is slamming the tax overhaul plan passed by the House of Representatives, saying it will be “poison” to New York.

A range of groups, from businesses, school leaders and progressive activists in New York also spoke out against the House vote, and the provision to end the state and local tax deduction, saying they will be harmful to state residents.

The governor also criticized the tax plan as a corporate giveaway.

“This is a federal scam that they are running,” Cuomo said. “They call it a tax cut for the middle class. That’s baloney.”

Connecticut Congressional Delegation Rejects GOP Tax Bill

Nov 9, 2017
Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

Members of Connecticut’s all Democratic congressional delegation have been meeting this week to discuss the GOP tax plan. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of New Haven called it a Republican tax giveaway to millionaires and corporations.

“I couldn't be more proud to stand with the Connecticut delegation to reject this tax bill that leaves behind working people and the middle class.”

DeLauro says the bill would eliminate vital deductions like those for medical expenses, student loans, as well as state and local tax deductions.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Northern New Jersey is one of the highest-taxed places in the country. So a tax cut sounds great to a lot of people there. But the House Republican plan being debated this week may actually raise the taxes of many people in the region.

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