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Ed Gillespie statement on McAuliffe veto of coal tax credit legislation

Longtime conservative leader, 2014 U.S. Senate nominee and 2017 Republican candidate for governor Ed Gillespie released the following statement Tuesday on Governor McAuliffe’s veto of House Bill 2198, which would revive the coal tax credit.

“Governor McAuliffe’s veto is a slap in the face to the families of Southwest Virginia, whose regional economy has been decimated by the anti-energy policies coming out of Washington. We need to give this vital region of our Commonwealth every chance to mitigate that damage, but the Governor, Lieutenant Governor Northam and Tom Perriello are turning their backs on our fellow Virginians in Southwest. I won’t.”