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Delta CEO: Ending NRA discount was attempt to be neutral

Delta CEO: Ending NRA discount was attempt to be neutral

The final version of the bill dropped a tax break worth millions to the airline.

Delta wasn't the only company to distance itself from the NRA after the school shooting in Florida where 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, killing 17 and injuring at least 17. NRA spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen had no immediate comment.

Lawmakers threatened to remove a jet-fuel tax break, which had an estimated $40 million benefit for Delta, from a larger tax package unless the carrier reversed course.

"Corporations can not attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back", tweeted Cagle, who is also running for governor. To hear Deal and those lawmakers tell it, they couldn't care less that Delta has been based in Atlanta since 1941 and has broad economic impact on the state. The governor said he will look for another way to get the airline the tax cuts. "You're welcome here any time", tweeted Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat.

Atlanta losing a shot at Amazon's headquarters because of state legislation would represent a replay of that dynamic on a vastly larger scale.

Cagle took a softer tone in celebrating victory Thursday.

Cagle is a front-runner in his race to be Georgia's next Governor. "And the product we have today is something that all of us can be very proud of".

On Thursday, the state Senate passed the tax measure 44-10 after removing the jet-fuel provision.

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And we have closed schools for snowfall that never came and left them open while the interstates became gridlocked for hours. Big corporate has gone after us. "We don't focus on our own knee-jerk political reactions".

Such commentaries, combined with the receptiveness of Democratic Georgia governor Roy Barnes, triggered enough changes to the state flag in 2001 to spare Georgia from the wrath of both the National Football League and the NCAA.

Questions have been raised about the punitive nature of Republicans attacking Delta for their stance against NRA members.

The Republican-controlled legislature of the U.S. state of Georgia voted on Thursday to pass a sweeping tax bill that scrapped a jet-fuel tax that directly benefited Delta Airlines, in retaliation over the company's NRA policy.

"I think there are better ways of expressing policy differences than we chose".

"We're the leaders of this state and we need to be coming together for solutions, not bullying corporations who are trying to do the right thing", State Sen.

A number of major retailers have stopped selling weapons for those under 21, while others have stopped selling assault-style weapons altogether.

Governors of NY and Virginia, a House lawmaker from OH and the mayor of Birmingham, Ala., were among officials who jabbed Georgia in the dispute and offered to have Delta move its headquarters from Atlanta. "But will it be the dominant factor?"


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