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June 22, 2018

Opinion | The most important election ever

Is this the country we want to be? Is this the state we love. I truly wonder. We always say there is never an election more important than the one at hand. It’s become a cliché. But, folks, there’s never been a more important election than the mid-term election this November. It may be cliché, but it’s absolutely true. If you are eligible to vote but not registered, get registered now. Don’t keep putting it […]
June 21, 2018

Ivey says no to state money for coastal Amtrak; Maddox blasts ‘outdated governing’

In a setback for supporters hoping to see passenger rail service return to Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey has opted not to commit state money to help reestablish a coastal Amtrak connection. Ivey had through Wednesday to decide whether the state would make a $5.3 million pledge over the next three years to help restore Amtrak service between Mobile and New Orleans. On Thursday, her office released a statement saying she had opted against it. That […]
June 19, 2018

‘There’s a better way to do this’: Walt Maddox says he’s against separating families at border

Alabama Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox said Tuesday he opposes the controversial Trump administration policy of separating parents and children at the border, saying he would try to persuade President Trump to reconsider the policy instead of deploying Alabama National Guard Troops to the southern border. “If I were governor, I would use the power of the office to encourage the president to find a humane solution to this issue. We can protect our borders […]
June 18, 2018

Walt Maddox calls for Gov. Ivey to support Amtrak project

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WPMI) — Walt Maddox has called upon Governor Ivey to help restore Amtrak train services to the gulf coast of Alabama: I call upon Gov. Ivey to support the proposed restoration of the Amtrak passenger rail line from New Orleans to Mobile, an important transportation service that was lost with hurricane Katrina in 2005. Our sister states of Louisiana and Mississippi are doing the right thing by supporting this project, one which will […]
June 15, 2018

Alabama Governor nominee Walt Maddox speaks with NBC 15 during Orange Beach trip

ORANGE BEACH, Ala (WPMI) — Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Walt Maddox spoke with NBC 15 about a number of topics during his trip to Orange Beach Friday afternoon. Maddox made an appearance at the Alabama Association of School Boards forum to talk about his support for the education lottery and plans to improve education throughout the State, if elected. “I’m as excited as I’ve ever been. Because what we’ve seen is the number of contributors to […]
June 11, 2018

Five things you need to know about Walt Maddox

Walt Maddox won the democratic nomination for governor, with nearly 55 percent of the votes. His closest competitor, former Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb held only 28.98 percent of the vote. But now that the primaries are over, the real battle begins. Maddox will face against incumbent governor and Republican candidate Kay Ivey in the November 6 general election. With that in mind, Here’s five things you need to know about Walt Maddox: 5. While […]