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Protecting the rich in blue states

 New Jersey Governor elect Phil Murphy attends The Inaugural Kickoff at the Newark Museum on January 12, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kena Betancur/VIEWpress/Corbis via Getty Images)
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy at The Inaugural Kickoff at the Newark Museum. Photo:Kena Betancur / VIEW press Corbis via Getty Images

"Resistance to the Republican tax overhaul comes with an ideological twist for some Democratic state officials: They've styled themselves as champions of the working class but are pushing hard for measures that would reduce taxes mostly for the wealthy," AP's Geoff Mulvihill reports from Cherry Hill, N.J.:

"Democratic governors and lawmakers in a handful of high-income, high-tax states are promoting policies that are intended to spare their residents the pain of the new $10,000 cap on deductions for state and local taxes."