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CA, NJ and NY Republicans vote against tax bill over deductions for state and local taxes - and Trump fails to convince a single Democrat to back it

California, New Jersey and New York Republicans vote against tax bill over deductions for state and local taxes - and Trump fails to convince a single Democrat to back it | 19 Dec 2017 | Of the 12 House Republicans who crossed party lines to vote 'no' in Tuesday's congressional tax showdown, all but one hail from deep blue regions of the country where new deduction cutoffs for state and local taxes could leave voters smarting. Speaker Paul Ryan, not surprisingly, failed to rally any Democrats to his banner. And with the exception of a North Carolina member who has a history of opposing President Donald Trump, the GOP renegades all hailed from California, New Jersey and New York. The final tax plan limits federal deductions to a total of $10,000 for income, property and sales taxes paid at the state and local level. More than half the total savings from the current deduction goes to taxpayers in California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. Voters in those states will stand to lose the most from the change.