Democrats in the New Jersey Senate passed a bill that would require President Donald Trump to publish his tax returns, or have his 2020 candidacy blocked in the state. If it becomes law, New Jersey will be the first state to successfully put such a demand onto its statute books.
The bill, which the Democrat-controlled state senate passed by 24 votes to 11, obliges all candidates for president and vice president to submit their federal income tax returns for the previous five years.
If the bill passes into state law, candidates who do not meet this requirement will not be eligible for the ballot in New Jersey. To become law, the bill must now pass the New Jersey General Assembly and then be signed by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, the Courier Post reported.
Trump, a billionaire real estate developer, has repeatedly refused calls by his opponents to publish his recent tax returns.
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