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Georgia Republican threatens Delta tax break effort over NRA

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle (R) on Monday tweeted that he will block any legislation seeking to provide tax benefits for Delta Airlines, after the Atlanta-based company ended its discount program for NRA members. Delta is seeking to restore a sales tax exemption on jet fuel that expired in 2015, per the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The backdrop: Delta, which has its headquarters in Atlanta, is part of a growing list of companies ending their partnerships with the NRA in the wake of a mass shooting at a Florida high school. Cagle is also a candidate for‏ governor this year.