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May 31, 2018

Kay Ivey’s guns in schools plan criticized from both sides of the political spectrum

Gov. Kay Ivey’s proposal to allow certain school administrators to have firearms was met with criticism on two fronts — on one flank, the governor’s approach was slammed by one of her Republican opponents for being too rigid, while she was attacked from the left, where one Democratic gubernatorial candidate called the proposal “insane.” Details of the Alabama Sentry Program, which would allow school administrators in schools that don’t have school resource officers to store […]
March 21, 2018

Walt Maddox releases School Safety Plan

With school safety on the forefront of everyone’s minds; Walt Maddox released his school safety plan that would would implement if elected Governor on Wednesday. “Our children deserve a bright and safe future,” Maddox said on his campaign website. “There is no higher priority for government, for society, than ensuring that our children are protected.” Legislative officials are under pressure to make a decision regarding school safety given last week’s national school walkout meant to […]
March 21, 2018

Walt Maddox’s School Safety Plan

Thanks to the educators of the Tuscaloosa City Schools I received a great education, and I never had to worry about my own personal safety. As a parent of children in the public schools, and as mayor, I know the world has changed significantly and we must do more than offer heated rhetoric and empty promises about school safety. Since the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School, more than 187,000 students at least 193 schools […]
March 14, 2018

Gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox responds to NRA questionnaire

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — With students exiting classes in Huntsville and across the U.S. Wednesday to express concern about their safety, the gun debate is again front and center. So, political candidates are on notice that voters are paying attention. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, a Democratic candidate for governor, seems to be counting on that in his response to an NRA candidate questionnaire. The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund makes it clear its support or […]
February 27, 2018

Maddox criticizes ‘insane’ arming teachers proposal during Birmingham stop

Walt Maddox is not thanking God for Mississippi. The Tuscaloosa mayor and Democratic candidate for governor told a women’s progressive group in Tuesday he wants to raise the “standard of excellence” in Alabama. “We are going to change the expectations in Montgomery and the outcomes,” he said at Rojo in Birmingham. “It incenses me when somebody says, ‘Thank God for Mississippi.’ That cannot be our standard of excellence. I refuse to except that as a […]