Democratic Governors Plan Challenge to Tax Reform Legislation: Today, Governors Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), Dannel Malloy (D-CT), and Phil Murphy (D-NJ) announced that they have launched a coalition to sue the federal government over a provision in the 2017 tax reform legislation (P.L. 115-97) that eliminates full state and local tax deductibility. According to a press release issued by Governor Cuomo, “[t]his provision preempts the states’ ability to govern by reducing the ability to provide for their own citizens and unfairly targets New York and similarly situated states in violation of the Constitution.”