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April 19, 2018

Maddox: Senate win ‘floor, not ceiling’ for Democrats

Some political observers see Democrat Doug Jones’ victory in the special U.S. Senate election last December as an aberration in this conservative state. They cite the special circumstances caused by the various controversies that swirled around Jones’ Republican opponent, Roy Moore. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, who’s seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, said he hopes that attitude continues to circulate, insisting that what happened in December “was a floor, not a ceiling” for his party. […]
April 19, 2018

Our View: Walt Maddox for Governor of Alabama

On June 5th, Alabama voters will have the opportunity to participate in the state’s gubernatorial primary. Both the Republican and Democratic elections will be on this date, and voters can only participate in one. This editorial board urges Alabamians to support Tuscaloosa mayor Walt Maddox for the governorship. Maddox’s platform consists of common-sense solutions to Alabama’s problems. He seeks to improve the job opportunities for Alabamians through workforce training and development and more affordable college […]
April 16, 2018

Plan for the Opioid Crisis

Like most states, Alabama has been hit hard with opioid abuse and addiction. Indeed, our state has the highest rate of prescription opioid use in the nation, and it’s well established that legitimate use of opioid medication is a leading cause of illicit opioid abuse. But opioids aren’t our only drug problem. Other prescription medications and illegal drugs like crystal meth and cocaine continue to plague our communities. As Governor, one of my first steps […]
April 16, 2018

Walt Maddox unveils plan to combat opioid crisis

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox on Monday unveiled his plan to combat Alabama’s opioid epidemic – a proposal that includes the creation of a cabinet-level official to oversee substance abuse issues. Maddox also said he would expand Medicaid to address the crisis. The Tuscaloosa mayor has said on the campaign trail that he would expand Medicaid through an executive order on “day one” of his administration. “The expansion will increase the availability of and access […]
April 16, 2018

Walt Maddox unveils plan to tackle Alabama’s growing opioid crisis

Tuscaloosa mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox on Monday unveiled his plan to tackle growing Alabama’s opioid epidemic. “Like most states, Alabama has been hit hard with opioid abuse and addiction. Indeed, our state has the highest rate of prescription opioid use in the nation, and it’s well established that legitimate use of opioid medication is a leading cause of illicit opioid abuse. But opioids aren’t our only drug problem,” explained Maddox. In an […]
April 11, 2018

In Red-State Races, Democrats Seek an Edge by Defying the N.R.A.

HELENA, Mont. — It has been an iron rule for candidates in rural areas and red states for decades: Do not antagonize the National Rifle Association. But that was before the massacre at a high school in Parkland, Fla., galvanized gun politics across the country. Now, a striking number of Democratic candidates in coming midterm elections, from congressional contests in the Rocky Mountains to governor’s races in the Deep South, are openly daring, defying and […]