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August 21, 2018
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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 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 […]
August 2, 2018

Walt’s Public Safety Plan

“Alabama State Troopers at dangerously low levels” one discouraging headline recently reminded us. Since 2010 roadway fatalities in our state have risen an alarming 155%, while at the same time Alabama has dropped State Trooper staffing to a third of the level it should be. According to the State Troopers Association, fewer than 300 Troopers patrol the entire state, a number that should be closer to 750 according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, and […]
July 28, 2018

OUR VIEW: Ivey needs to accept challenge

Walt Maddox is trying what no candidate has done before in Gov. Kay Ivey’s tenure as governor — get her to the debate podium. Maddox, the Democratic nominee for governor, sent a formal letter to the Republican governor Tuesday, outlining a series of appearances and topics he recommends the candidates address in public. The topics cover pretty much everything, including: • Debate One: education and economic development • Debate Two: public safety, health care and […]
July 25, 2018

Maddox calls for debate; Ivey team changes the subject

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox on Tuesday proposed four debates between him and Republican Governor Kay Ivey. “In a few months, Alabamians will again make one of the most important decisions in their lives, by deciding who will be our next governor,” wrote Maddox. “As you know, Alabama is facing many challenges. We can both agree that we owe the people of this state an opportunity to hear directly our specific plans to […]