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Democrats plot to blunt impact of new tax reform

They are mulling legal challenges, changing state tax codes to allow residents to take advantage of other federal tax breaks, raising revenue in ways not penalised by the new law

US President Donald Trump speaking about the passage of tax reform legislation at the South Lawn of the White House last month; some lawmakers see the Republican law as a thinly veiled assault on parts of the country that typically vote for Democrats.

New York

DEMOCRATS in high-cost, high-tax states are plotting ways to do what their states' representatives in Congress could not: Blunt the effect of the newly passed Republican tax overhaul.

Governors and legislative leaders in New York, California...

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