Washington, New York roll out welcome mat for Delta amid NRA-tax break fight in Georgia

As a fight over a Delta tax break and the NRA rages on in Georgia, other parts of the country see opportunity.

New York’s governor and lieutenant governor and Birmingham’s mayor have swooped in with tweets wooing Delta’s headquarters.

Washington’s lieutenant governor, Virginia’s governor and the mayors of Kansas City and Minneapolis tweeted welcome messages to Delta, and an Ohio Congressman wrote a letter of invitation to Delta’s CEO.

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Washington state’s lieutenant governor noted that Delta is among other businesses that broke ties with the NRA:

The mayor of Kansas City touted a new airport:

The mayor of Minneapolis welcomed Delta with a pun-filled tweet:

Their comments come after Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Monday said he would halt plans for a $50 million jet fuel sales tax exemption if Delta didn’t reinstate a discount for NRA members that it discontinued over the weekend.

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, stepped up from tweeting to a press release and letter to Delta’s CEO.


AJC Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi keeps you updated on the latest news about Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Delta Air Lines and the airline industry in metro Atlanta and beyond. You'll find more on, including these stories:

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