Gov. Nathan Deal is held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon from the state capitol announcing that he will be eliminating sales tax on jet fuel.
Georgia’s governor is criticizing what he calls an “unbecoming squabble” after fellow Republicans vowed to punish Delta Air Lines for breaking business ties with the National Rifle Association.
Gov. Nathan Deal broke his silence Wednesday on the controversy that has pitted gun-rights supporters at the state Capitol against one of Georgia’s largest employers. At a news conference he said an underlying tax bill was “put at risk by the types of antics that tend to plague election years.”
Deal said he plans to sign the broader tax bill, even after Senate Republicans moved to kill a tax break on jet fuel that would primarily benefit Delta. He said he will pursue the tax break separately.
Deal sought to assure businesses that Georgia “is a welcoming state, the epitome of Southern hospitality.”