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May 13, 2018
tuscaloosa-news

Governor candidate Walt Maddox seeks lottery, Medicaid expansion

HUNTSVILLE — Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox said Alabama has serious problems but that he sees only rhetoric coming out of Montgomery. “We have a state where we are about to leave the next generation worse off than the one we inherited. You look at where we are in every quality-of-life ranking. We are at or near the bottom. That needle has not moved in 45 years,” Maddox said in an interview with The Associated Press. […]
April 10, 2018

Walt Maddox announces mental health policy plan

Tuscaloosa Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox on Monday released his policy plan to address mental health issues in Alabama if elected Governor. Maddox’s plan focuses on improving mental health through Medicaid expansion. “Nationwide, almost one-third of persons who receive health insurance coverage through Medicaid expansion have a mental disorder, a substance abuse disorder, or both,” said Maddox. “People who are uninsured have a higher prevalence of mental health conditions than the overall population, […]
March 19, 2018

Alabama Education Lottery: The Foundation Program Promise

As Governor, I will propose the Alabama Education Lottery (AEL) which if passed by the Legislature would be a constitutional amendment to be voted on in November 2020 by the people of Alabama. AEL will be a public corporation and will be grounded in transparency, accountability and the unbreakable principle that lottery proceeds will never supplant current and future funding from the Education Trust Fund. AEL’s proceeds will be constitutionally protected ensuring that legislators never […]
March 12, 2018

Alabama Education Lottery: Community Innovation Grants

As Governor, I will propose the Alabama Education Lottery (AEL) which if passed by the Legislature would be a constitutional amendment to be voted on in November 2020 by the people of Alabama. AEL will be a public corporation and will be grounded in transparency, accountability and the unbreakable principle that lottery proceeds will never supplant current and future funding from the Education Trust Fund. AEL’s proceeds will be constitutionally protected ensuring that legislators never […]
March 9, 2018

Maddox criticizes plan to divert education tech funds for school security

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, a Democratic hopeful for governor this year, criticized Thursday a plan that would divert money from a state education technology fund for school security. Maddox, during comments to AL.com at a campaign stop in Mobile, became the first gubernatorial candidate to criticize a legislative proposal that includes “security” as among the items that can be funded with money accumulated in the Advancement and Technology Fund. “We have to find a way […]
March 7, 2018

Walt Maddox announces universal first-class pre-k proposal

Last month, Tuscaloosa Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox unveiled a plan for a statewide education lottery — dubbed the Alabama Education Lottery (AEL) — to help create a 21st Century educational system to help prepare Alabama’s children for competition in the technological age. On Tuesday, Maddox revealed the second component in his lottery plan: a universal first pre-k class. “Pre-K is proven to significantly improve school performance throughout a child’s entire academic career, […]