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February 15, 2018

Public Education and the Governor

In Alabama, public education is the responsibility of the Governor, State Board of Education (SBE), Legislature, and local boards of education. The local boards of education implement the budgets, laws and regulations as authorized by state law or the SBE. By virtue of serving as President of the SBE, and having the statutory powers of the executive branch, the Governor is most responsible for ensuring our schools have outstanding teachers, programs, facilities, curriculum and technology. […]
February 12, 2018

Tackling Infrastructure

In 2019, the City of Tuscaloosa will join the State of Alabama in celebrating our 200th birthday. Certainly, this milestone is cause for celebration, but it also comes with challenges, especially in the area of aging infrastructure. When we took office in 2005, 25 percent of the City’s residents were in areas prone to flash flooding, especially in our low and moderate income communities. Without a bold plan to address these issues, it was estimated […]
February 5, 2018

Transforming Tuscaloosa

It is not about big government or less government; It is about effective government. As elected officials, we have a job to do, and the people who pay our salaries expect the very best. As mayor, I couldn’t hide behind the marble of Montgomery when my citizens needed solutions to the decades of flooding problems that preceded our administration. It was my responsibility as the City’s chief executive officer to encourage innovation, create shared responsibility […]
January 31, 2018

Maddox receives endorsements from across the state

Gubernatorial candidate, Walt Maddox, has received dozens of endorsements from across the state of Alabama. His endorsements are from political leaders, elected officials, organizations, entrepreneurs, and more.
January 30, 2018

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox Officially Qualifies for Governor’s Race

For the first time in years, things are looking up for Alabama Democrats after the victory of Senator Doug Jones and it is giving hope to Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox who has officially qualified for the governor’s race. “In the end this is about what we’re going to bring to Alabama because as important as winning that senate seat was for Alabama winning this governor’s race is more important,” says Maddox. The long-time Tuscaloosa mayor […]
January 30, 2018

Governor candidate Walt Maddox says he’ll expand Medicaid, pass lottery

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox made official today what he had announced in October, he intends to become the first Democrat elected governor of Alabama in 20 years. Maddox filed his papers this afternoon and paid the $2,418 qualifying fee at the state Democratic Party headquarters in Montgomery. Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb and James Fields of Cullman are also running for the Democratic nomination. On the Republican side, Gov. Kay Ivey, […]