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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 […]
August 3, 2018

Walt Maddox has more cash on hand, more individual donors than Kay Ivey

Campaign finance reports filed this week with the Secretary of State’s office show gubernatorial candidates Walt Maddox and Kay Ivey very close to one another in campaign fundraising; with Maddox showing more cash on hand. This week, benefiting from individual donations from across the state, Maddox closed the gap between himself and Ivey garnering almost $246,000 in campaign contributions. Ivey raised just a hair more than Maddox, reporting $248,523 in campaign contributions. The real difference […]
August 2, 2018

Walt Maddox, Alabama Democrats pitch jobs, education, and health care to AFL-CIO

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Walt Maddox called for Medicaid expansion and stronger ethics laws Thursday, while renewing his call for debates with incumbent Kay Ivey. Speaking before a meeting of the Alabama AFL-CIO in Montgomery, Maddox, the mayor of Tuscaloosa, hit the common themes of his campaign and those of many other Democrats in attendance, with an emphasis on workforce issues before the union members present. “I believe we stand at the crossroads of the past […]
August 2, 2018

Candidate for governor shares plan to improve public safety in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – One gubernatorial candidate holds a strong stance on public safety, and if elected he has a plan to combat the issue. At an event in Montgomery Thursday afternoon, Democratic candidate Walt Maddox talked about how his administration would make Alabama safer. Maddox said the state is third in the country in murders per capita and ranks in the the high forties when it comes to safety overall. Maddox said there are […]
August 2, 2018

Walt Maddox announces public safety plan

On Thursday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announced his plan to improve public safety throughout Alabama. Since 2010 roadway fatalities in our the Yellowhammer State have risen a whopping 155%, while at the same time Alabama has dropped State Trooper staffing to a third of its recommended level. According to the State Troopers Association, fewer than 300 Troopers patrol the entire state, a number that should be closer to 750 according to […]