Georgia lawmakers passed a huge income tax overhaul, but without the controversial fuel tax break for Delta.

Georgia again in spotlight over Delta-NRA flap and adoption bill

A battle between state lawmakers and Delta Air Lines over the carrier’s decision to end a discount program for NRA members, and a pending bill that would allow adoption agencies to deny services to gay couples has again thrust the state of Georgia into the national spotlight.

It’s come at an uncomfortable time as state and Atlanta area leaders pitch Amazon for its second headquarters project. The state in recent years has netted a number of high-profile jobs deals with tech companies and built a robust film industry.

Many conservatives downplay the risk to Georgia’s reputation, but there are concerns in business circles that the reoccurring battles over social issues could damage the state’s brand as a welcoming place to do business.

On the premium website, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution explores the fears of potential fallout as lawmakers grapple with prickly social issues under the Gold Dome. MYAJC.COM: REAL JOURNALISM. REAL LOCAL IMPACT.

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