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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…

Alabama Lawmakers Disagree on Where to Draw the Lines

DEMOCRATS CLAIM NEW DISTRICT LINES WOULD DILUTE THE BLACK VOTE

Alabama lawmakers disagree on where to draw the lines.   Alabama house democrats have continued to delay a vote on a proposal to redraw legislative districts. It’s happening at the state house in Montgomery. Democrats say the proposed districts would diminish the power of black voters. A  procedural maneuver to have the lengthy redistricting bill read aloud by a computerized…

Jon Osoff Pops the Question to Long Time Girlfriend

GEORGIA CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS ENGAGED

The Democratic candidate in Georgia’s special congressional election has  popped the question to his longtime girlfriend whom he has been dating for a dozen years. News outlets report that Jon Ossoff and Alisha Kramer became engaged Friday night. She is a third-year medical student at Emory University. Both Kramer and Ossoff grew up in the metro Atlanta area and graduated…

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Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff have almost reached the most expensive run for Congress in history. If their campaign ads run as planned, they will have spent $30 million dollars during this race. Mallory Hagan asks the question: Should we place a cap on campaign spending for those running for office? See WLTZ viewer responses during Trending Topics.   Follow…

Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson Declines Run for Statewide Office in 2018

TOMLINSON LEAVES OPEN RUN FOR HIGHER FUTURE OFFICE

1/1Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson Show Caption Hide Caption COLUMBUS, Ga – Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson has declined to seek the Democratic Party nomination for Georgia Governor or Secretary of State according to a press release from the Mayor’s office. “I plan to finish strong as the two-term mayor of the great city of Columbus, Georgia,” said Mayor Tomlinson. “We have…

Georgia Runoff Congressional Election The Most Expensive Ever

RUNOFF BETWEEN OSOFF AND HANDEL FLOODING MILLIONS INTO THE ATLANTA MARKET

The battle for Georgia’s sixth congressional district seat is the most expensive U.S. House race ever. Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are locked in a runoff to become the next representative in the Atlanta-area district. Current t-v advertising reservations, if completed, would hike spending to nearly 30 million dollars. Politico says that amount would easily surpass the 24-point-four…

Columbus State University Installs “Safe Spaces” on Campus

CSU OFFICIALS SAY SAFE SPACES EMBRACE DIVERSITY

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption CSU embraces diversity with ‘safe spaces.’ Columbus State University , in a news release to the public, has announced it’s  counseling center  is “spearheading the installation of a “safe space” system across campus. Safe spaces are rooms or offices that…

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle Set to Announce a Run For Governor

CASEY CAGLE SET TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA

Casey Cagle will launch his campaign for governor on Sunday with a pledge to add half a million new jobs in Georgia in four years if voters choose him to replace term-limited Gov. Nathan Deal. Cagle’s decision isn’t a surprise; the three-term lieutenant governor long has been included on lists of potential candidates for 2018. He confirmed to The Associated…