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Will firms go elsewhere after Georgia lawmakers-Delta spat?

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Gov. Deal's chief of staff Chris Riley confer in the senate before the senate went into recess and the Rules Committee stripped the Delta tax cut from legislation. Gov. Nathan Deal and legislative leaders had hoped they could make a deal Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, on the Delta fuel tax legislation - which also includes a state income tax rate cut.(Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
March 02, 2018 - 7:47 PM

ATLANTA - Business consultants say companies looking to relocate in Georgia will not soon forget the revenge lawmakers took on Delta after the airline publicly distanced itself from the National Rifle Association.

The uproar began last Saturday when Delta stopped offering fare discounts to NRA members in the wake of the school massacre in Florida. Republican lawmakers then killed a proposed tax break on jet fuel that would have helped the airline.

Jerry Funaro is a Chicago-based vice-president for global marketing at TRC Global Mobility, a relocation management company. He thinks it's fair to say that the situation would not be helpful to the state of Georgia in potentially securing Amazon's second headquarters site.

Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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