There has been a state income tax in NJ for as long as I can remember; I don’t know when it went into effect. Florida’s lack of a state income tax is a main reason why many people (military personnel, professional athletes, even Rush Limbaugh) “officially” live in Florida. Rush got into a spat with the governor of NY, who said we didn’t need him up here; he now broadcasts from Florida, and took those millions in NYC and NY State income taxes with him (yes, NYC has an income tax - and they did need him).
As I understand it only part of Florida is impacted by hurricanes.
Also read here:
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