Christie Vetoes Trump-Inspired Bill To Require Tax Returns From Presidential Candidates


Calling it unconstitutional and a “transparent political stunt,” Gov. Chris Christie on Monday vetoed a bill that would require future candidates for president to disclose their tax returns in order to appear on New Jersey’s ballot.

The bill (S3048) passed largely — but not entirely — along party lines in the aftermath of the 2016 election. Trump went against decades of precedent by refusing to disclose his tax returns.

The bill would have required candidates for president and vice president to disclose the most recent five years of their tax returns at least 50 days before the general election in order to appear on the ballot in New Jersey. Many other states are considering similar measures. Read more at POLITICO.



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