May 2, 2018

Walt Maddox unveils infrastructure plan for Alabama’s crumbling roads, bridges

Tuscaloosa Mayor and gubernatorial hopeful, Democrat Walt Maddox unveiled his strategic plan for rebuilding the state’s infrastructure on Wednesday. “Roads and bridges carry much more than just families in cars and cargo in trucks, they are the pathways for the economic engines that support job and wage growth,” Maddox said on his website. “Unfortunately, Alabama bridges receive a grade of C- from the American Society of Civil Engineers, and our roads earn a dismal D+. […]
April 19, 2018

Our View: Walt Maddox for Governor of Alabama

On June 5th, Alabama voters will have the opportunity to participate in the state’s gubernatorial primary. Both the Republican and Democratic elections will be on this date, and voters can only participate in one. This editorial board urges Alabamians to support Tuscaloosa mayor Walt Maddox for the governorship. Maddox’s platform consists of common-sense solutions to Alabama’s problems. He seeks to improve the job opportunities for Alabamians through workforce training and development and more affordable college […]
March 26, 2018

State gubernatorial candidate speaks at CBA luncheon

CHELSEA – Members of the local business community met with Democratic Gubernatorial candidate and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox at the Chelsea Business Alliance’s monthly luncheon on Wednesday, March 14. At the meeting, Maddox gave a speech that urged Alabama citizens to put aside party politics to improve the quality of life in the state and invest in the future. “People in the end, regardless of their political party, want results,” Maddox said. “The next generation […]
February 12, 2018

Tackling Infrastructure

In 2019, the City of Tuscaloosa will join the State of Alabama in celebrating our 200th birthday. Certainly, this milestone is cause for celebration, but it also comes with challenges, especially in the area of aging infrastructure. When we took office in 2005, 25 percent of the City’s residents were in areas prone to flash flooding, especially in our low and moderate income communities. Without a bold plan to address these issues, it was estimated […]
January 10, 2018

State of the State Response from Walt Maddox

Last night Governor Kay Ivey gave her State of the State address. The picture she painted of our state was fiction. The ship of state is not steady. Here’s the REAL State of the State. Across Alabama rural hospitals are closing. Alabama’s health ranking is 47th in the nation, and 50th in premature births. Roads and bridges are crumbling. In Alabama, more than 20% of our bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Our education […]
August 2, 2016

Tuscaloosa County Road Improvement Commission Approves Five-year Funding Plan

The Tuscaloosa County Road Improvement Commission approved a five-year funding plan that will put into place infrastructure projects that will serve the area for the next 40 years. Here Mayor Walt Maddox explains the City of Tuscaloosa’s role in these projects: “Everyone gave a little to get a lot,” Maddox said. “Government works best when we put the people first. Transforming Tuscaloosa County legislation does just that.” See Maddox’s presentation to learn more the […]