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Message from Walt

April 9, 2018

Improving Mental Health

If we go back in history, to the era of pioneers like Peter Bryce, Senator Lister Hill, and J. T. Searcy, Alabama was once a world leader in mental health services. But despite our bright past, our current mental health system is in crisis. Alabama has betrayed its own legacy of effective and compassionate mental health treatment by continually underfunding mental health services, relying on jails and prisons to house the severely mentally ill, and […]
April 3, 2018

Healthcare Plan for Alabama

As Governor, I will immediately move to expand Medicaid, accepting the offer of federal funds for pennies on the dollar, free money that Alabama has inexplicably and inexcusably refused. These billions of additional dollars will have multiple short and long-term benefits that will save our rural hospitals from further devastating closures and hopefully allow some that have already closed to reopen; provide more and better services to children, the elderly, the disabled, and hardworking people […]
March 29, 2018

Walt Maddox Statement on Alabama House Bill 317

I encourage Governor Ivey to veto HB 317. If she does not reject this attempt to further weaken our ethics laws, it will reinforce Alabama’s standing as one of the most corrupt states in the Union. In the last two years, the Governor, Speaker of the House and House Majority Leader have left office for violating Alabama’s laws. It is moments such as this that define whether Kay Ivey will stand on the right side […]
March 21, 2018

Walt Maddox’s School Safety Plan

Thanks to the educators of the Tuscaloosa City Schools I received a great education, and I never had to worry about my own personal safety. As a parent of children in the public schools, and as mayor, I know the world has changed significantly and we must do more than offer heated rhetoric and empty promises about school safety. Since the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School, more than 187,000 students at least 193 schools […]
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 14, 2018

Walt Maddox’s Response to NRA Questionnaire

Thank you for asking for my responses to your questionnaire. I realize that your efforts are designed to support values which you sincerely hold dearly. I also cherish the constitutional rights guaranteed to all citizens through the Second Amendment. So it is with tremendous self-examination and thought that I am writing this letter to respond to your survey. First, there are a number of questions on your survey that ask for my commitment on very […]