Alabama Education Lottery Archives - Walt Maddox For Governor

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September 8, 2018

Democratic gubernatorial candidate speaks at ‘old fashioned’ political rally

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — Limestone Sheriff Mike Blakely hosted what he calls an ‘old-fashioned political’ rally Saturday. Candidates from several state races spoke at the event. People from both sides of the aisle came to speak including Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox. There are less than two months left until the November election. And candidates are hard at work on the campaign trail. Walt Maddox says he wants to talk to as many Alabamians as […]
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 […]
May 30, 2018

Candidate Profile – Walt Maddox

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – This is one part in our series on the candidates in Alabama’s upcoming June 5 gubernatorial primary elections. Put simply, Walt Maddox’s pitch to be Alabama’s next governor is about his experience and improving the state’s future. He wants to increase teacher salaries, pay for workforce development, address mental health issues and expand Medicaid, among other things. His plan to pay for it starts with passing a lottery, taxing gaming, and […]
April 10, 2018

Walt Maddox announces mental health policy plan

Tuscaloosa Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox on Monday released his policy plan to address mental health issues in Alabama if elected Governor. Maddox’s plan focuses on improving mental health through Medicaid expansion. “Nationwide, almost one-third of persons who receive health insurance coverage through Medicaid expansion have a mental disorder, a substance abuse disorder, or both,” said Maddox. “People who are uninsured have a higher prevalence of mental health conditions than the overall population, […]
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 […]
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 […]