Effort to get Trump's state tax return advances in NY Senate

Legislation that would allow congressional committees to ask for Republican President Donald Trump's state tax returns is a step closer to coming up for a vote in New York's Democrat-controlled Senate

April 30, 2019 - 4:21 pm
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Legislation that would allow congressional committees to ask for Republican President Donald Trump's state tax returns is a step closer to getting a vote in New York's Democrat-controlled Senate.

A Senate committee voted Tuesday to advance the bill, sponsored by Sen. Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat. The chamber's Democratic leaders say they expect a floor vote next week.  

The measure would authorize New York's Tax Department to release state tax returns to a congressional committee if requested.  

Democrats who control the state Assembly say the legislation isn't on their schedule yet.  

Congressional Democrats have requested Trump's returns, but the White House has refused.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo supports legislative efforts to get Trump to release his state returns but only if the rules also apply to other elected officials in New York.

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