California state lawmaker wants to deny tax breaks to companies that profit from border wall construction

California state lawmaker wants to deny tax breaks to companies that profit from border wall construction
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A California state lawmaker is proposing cutting tax breaks for companies that profit from the building of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE's proposed border wall.

The proposal — being presented by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D), who serves as the assembly budget committee chairman — would deny companies that contract or subcontract to construct the wall certain tax credits, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Those include tax credits issued for hiring new employees or advocating the use of alternative energy. 

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Ting has come out against the president's proposed border wall in the past. He has referred to it as a "symbol of weakness and hate to the world."

Trump is expected to visit California on Tuesday to survey prototypes for his border wall that have been constructed near the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego.

California has emerged as a hotbed of opposition to Trump's policies, particularly those related to immigration.

The president's visit also comes about a week after the Justice Department sued California over the state's so-called sanctuary laws, which the administration claims obstruct federal immigration officials from doing their jobs.