Date: January 28, 2019
They Said It!
Amazon Deal Puts Funding For World’s Richest Company Ahead Of Virginia Students
Amazon will receive more than $1.5 billion tax incentives from Virginia lawmakers as state’s schools suffer overcrowding and underfunding.
“‘Virginia would need to invest $1bn in order to return to its pre-recession funding levels’ said Randi Weingarten, the American Federation of Teacher president. Virginia ‘is prepared to prioritize corporate tax breaks for Amazon over the needs of public schools,’ she said. ‘That’s not right.’” (The Guardian, “Virginia students learn in trailers while state offers Amazon huge tax breaks,” Mike Elk, 1.28.19)
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