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States Failing to Require Candidates to Release Taxes

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California Gov. Jerry Brown (Eric Risberg/AP)

By    |   Monday, 16 October 2017 05:19 PM

Efforts in more than 20 states to make President Donald Trump's tax returns public appear hopelessly stalled — including in deep-blue California, Politico reported.

Late Sunday, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation that would've forced presidential candidates to make their tax returns public before getting on the California ballot.

Despite "the political attractiveness — even the merits — of getting President Trump's tax returns, I worry about the political perils of individual states seeking to regulate presidential elections in this manner," Brown wrote in his veto message.

Even in Trump's home state, a measure is stalled, Politico reported.

"We have a Republican-controlled state Senate, which has been the stumbling block in my chamber for passage," New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman told Politico.

According to Politico, citing the National Conference of State Legislatures, lawmakers in 23 states had introduced measures to force presidential candidates to release their recent tax filings by March.

Absent legislation to force Trump's hand, it could be years — if ever — before his filings are disclosed, Politico reported.

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Efforts in more than 20 states to make President Donald Trump's tax returns public appear hopelessly stalled - including in deep-blue California, Politico reported.
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