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August 27, 2018

Maddox, other Democrat candidates speak at ACD Kennedy-King Dinner

The Alabama College Democrats hosted a night of dinner, conversation and energizing, pro-public service addresses delivered by multiple Democratic candidates and guests on Saturday. The ACD Kennedy-King Dinner was held at the Capital City Club and featured a multitude of candidates that evening, which included: Dr. Will Boyd, the Democratic lieutenant governor nominee; Cara McClure, Public Service Commission Place 1 candidate; Kari Powell, Public Service Commission Place 2 candidate; Heather Milam, Democratic Secretary of State […]
August 24, 2018

Updated Plan for Healthcare

This campaign has been as educational for me as it has been exciting. Many experts from all areas in healthcare have volunteered their knowledge and advice on how to improve our healthcare plan, and because there’s always more to be learned by listening than by talking, I have heard them, and I feel that it’s time to incorporate these great ideas into an updated plan. First, let me be clear that I fully stand by […]
August 21, 2018

Ex-Alabama Governor Siegelman, Governor candidate Maddox speak at AME Church Conference

Two high-profile political figures in the state of Alabama appeared at the opening of the African-American Episcopal Church Conference on Tuesday at Historic Brown Chapel AME Church. Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, the Democrat nominee for Governor both spoke at the AME conference that featured 29 AME congregations and pastors in the Alabama River Region. Maddox’s speech began with a story from his grandmother about the similarities a politician and […]
August 21, 2018

Mayor proposes $209 million spending plan for Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox’s proposed budget for fiscal 2019 tilts heavily toward public safety. The budget has funding to add certified law enforcement at every elementary school in the city. The spending plan also allocates dollars to ensure firefighters can receive uninterrupted training while keeping stations with functional staffing. And the budget sets aside proceeds to upgrade communications for police and firefighters to boost the city’s emergency and disaster response capabilities while improving the city’s […]
August 14, 2018

Economic Development Following the April 2011 Tornado

It began with preparedness. Two years before the tornado, Mayor Maddox along with dozens of other City Officials received extensive disaster training at the FEMA facility in Emmetsburg, Maryland. When tragedy struck, Walt immediately implemented the City’s incident command system, mobilizing city forces and coordinating with state and federal officials. Walt led the City in putting forth immediate solutions for rescue, recovery, debris removal, and other emergency measures. Then began the long road of recovery. […]
August 14, 2018

Job Creation as Governor

The Economic Benefits of Medicaid Expansion Many people don’t realize the degree to which expansion of Medicaid will cause a huge boom for Alabama’s economy. By taking full advantage of this important federal program, our state will receive about a 20 to 1 return in federal dollars for each state dollar spent. Amazingly, this will infuse our economy over the first six years with $28 billion in increased business activity, $17 billion added to the […]