The New Jersey Assembly tried and failed again yesterday to reach a quorum needed for lawmakers to act on a $2.8 billion tax repeal proposal, as state Republicans continued their boycott of the proceedings.

The latest failure, the third over the last several weeks, means the repeal movement will have to wait at least until Jan. 6, the next time the Assembly is scheduled to meet, before the plan can advance. The new Republican-dominated Legislature takes control just eight days later, calling into question whether Democrats can succeed in their highly publicized tax-repeal effort before their terms expire.

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