State Leaders Are Trying To Lure Delta Out Of Georgia

New York and Virginia's governors invited Delta to move to their states after Georgia lawmakers threatened to block a tax cut for the airline.
Posted at 11:37 PM, Feb 27, 2018

State and local leaders are trying to convince Delta Air Lines to relocate its headquarters after Georgia Republicans threatened to prevent it from getting a $50 million tax break because it ended its discount for the National Rifle Association. 

In a statement, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, "We here in the Empire State welcome Delta with open arms." The lieutenant governor of New York tweeted she admires the company's principled stance and that it should move its headquarters "to where you're appreciated." 

The governor of Virginia also tweeted at Delta, saying: "Virginia is for lovers and airline hubs. You're welcome here any time." 

On Monday, the chairman of Georgia's Senate Finance Committee told CNN he and other state lawmakers will try to stop the multimillion-dollar tax break if Delta does not soon reverse its stance on the NRA.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.