NEW YORK: State Senate Poised To Approve Bill That Will Allow Congress To See Trump’s State Tax Returns

The New York Times reports:

As the standoff over President Trump’s federal tax returns deepens in Washington, New York State lawmakers say they intend to advance a bill on Wednesday to allow congressional committees to see Mr. Trump’s New York State returns.

State Senator Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat, confirmed on Tuesday that the State Senate has enough votes to ensure passage of a bill allowing the commissioner of the New York Department of Taxation and Finance to release any state tax return requested by a leader of one of three congressional committees for any “specific and legitimate legislative purpose.”

A tax return from New York — where the president has the headquarters of his business empire and a home in Trump Tower — could contain much of the same financial information as a federal return, which Mr. Trump has steadfastly refused to release.

The bill is very likely to pass the state Assembly, where Democrats currently outnumber Republicans by more than 2-1. Cuomo, of course, will surely sign the bill. And then come the lawsuits.