First Slice 3-29-16: Gov. Deal announces plans to veto 'religious liberty' bill
Plus, poverty in Atlanta's suburbs
Yesterday morning Gov. Nathan Deal called a meeting to announce his intentions to veto HB757, the controversial "religious liberty" bill that had large companies threatening to pull business from the state if it was signed into law. "I do not think we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia of which my family and I are a part of for all of our lives," Deal said. "Our actions on HB 757 are not just about protecting the faith-based community or providing a business-friendly climate for job growth in Georgia. This is about the character of our State and the character of its people."
Obama's in town today. Plan your commute accordingly.
An EgyptAir plane was highjacked today en route from Cairo to Alexandria. The hijacker told the pilot he had a bomb and forced the plane to land in Cyprus. All passengers have been released and a suspect is in custody.
WABE digs into the issue of poverty in Atlanta's suburbs, where "88 percent of the region’s poor live."