The New Jersey Legislature Thursday is set to vote on a bill that would increase the income tax on residents earning $1 million or more in 2010.

Democrats, which control both the General Assembly and the Senate, are pushing for the tax hike on the state’s wealthiest citizens to offset proposed cuts to senior programs in Gov. Chris ­Christie’s fiscal 2011 budget plan. That $29.3 billion spending proposal is $2.9 billion smaller than the current budget and includes a nearly $11 billion deficit.

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