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Lawmaker rips Delta, lobbyists

Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs, slammed Delta Air Lines and its lobbyists on Tuesday, accusing the Atlanta-based airline of using “thug tactics” to threaten colleagues.

Ehrhart is the sponsor of House Bill 175, which would end Delta's lucrative state tax credit on fuel. Ehrhart said he filed the bill after hearing Delta CEO Richard Anderson urge lawmakers not to be “chickens” about raising gasoline taxes to fund transportation improvements.

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