Politics

Bloomberg to Pull Together $15 Million for Paris Climate Agreement

DEDICATED TO "SUPPORT OPERATIONS" OF THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION

The United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, the arm of the UN that coordinates the Paris pact, needs $15 million to take care of “support operations” and Bloomberg Philanthropies is prepared to pull it together. When President Trump decided to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, he removed the necessary funding the U.S. was providing for operations. During…

Republican Wins Montana Election

ONE DAY AFTER BEING CHARGED WITH ASSAULT, GREG GIANFORTE WINS MONTANA ELECTION

  Republican businessman Greg Gianforte won Montana’s sole House district in a special election Thursday, keeping a seat in Republican hands despite facing assault charges for allegedly attacking a reporter who’d asked him about the GOP’s health-care bill. In his victory speech, Gianforte admitted to the attack and apologized for it. “I shouldn’t have treated that reporter that way,” he…

President Trump’s Budget to Eliminate the Deficit

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S 2018 BUDGET PROPOSAL

President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal is scheduled to come out today. White House budget director, Mick Mulvaney, briefed reporters on the blueprint Monday. The budget proposal seeks to eliminate the deficit in 10 years while avoiding cuts cuts to medicare and social security retirement benefits. It also includes increased defense spending and sweeping cuts to social spending for low income…

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Stumps for Handel in Georgia

Speaker Ryan Comes to Atlanta

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives,Paul Ryan, told Atlanta voters on Monday May 15th to vote Republican in next month’s special election for Congress. Speaker Ryan is linking the Democratic candidate in the surprisingly competitive House race to the California liberal who leads the rival party in the House. “The left and Nancy Pelosi … are trying to hit…

Qualifying closed in the Race for U.S. Senate in Alabama

QUALIFYING OVER IN THE RUN FOR ALABAMA U.S. SENATE

Qualifying is over for political parties in the race to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former seat in the U.S. Senate. Wednesday May 17th qualifying ended with a large field in both the GOP and Democratic parties. 11 Republicans and 8 Democrats are vying for the U.S. Senate seat once held by Jeff Sessions. The seat is now held by…

Trending Topics with Mallory Hagan

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J.W.Ledford, Jr. is the first person to be executed in Georgia for the year 2017. His execution started an online conversation about whether or not Capital Punishment was truly a deterrent for heinous crimes. Mallory Hagan shares viewer comments during Trending Topics.   Follow Mallory: Facebook Twitter Instagram  

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“Block the Box” legislation is set for a vote this week in Georgia and the news sparked conversation with WLTZ viewers. Mallory Hagan shares their thoughts on removing the necessity for felons to disclose their past. Follow Mallory: Facebook Twitter Instagram

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he was calling for harsher punishments on those convicted of drug-related crimes.  Mallory Hagan shares WLTZ viewer responses to the question “Will this help or hurt America?”   Follow Mallory: Facebook Twitter Instagram  

Alabama Lawmakers Want Autism Therapy Insurance Coverage

AUTISM THERAPY INSURANCE COVERAGE WILL GET A VOTE IN ALABAMA

Alabama legislative committee will vote on bill to require insurance for autism therapy.   The republican leader of the Alabama Senate says a bill to require insurers to cover autism therapy will get a floor debate next week. The announcement came after  budget committee chairman , Trip Pittman said he considered holding back the bill that had been approved in…