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In NYC, Arlington, Not Everyone Amazon Thrilled

November 14, 2018 - 9:44 am

Related: Pittsburgh Amazon HQ2 Details To Be Released Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) — Not everyone in New York and Virginia is happy about being chosen to become the spot for new Amazon headquarter locations.

Some see the billions in tax breaks as corporate welfare while others are worried about home values and school overcrowding in areas where it's already a problem for many residents.

New York State Senator Michael Gianaris and New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer in a joint statement asked why scarce public resources are being offered to one of the profitable corporations in the world.

In Virginia, state representative Lee Carter warned that thousands will be priced out of their homes with the influx of high-paid tech workers. He also raised the issue of overcrowded schools and traffic.

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