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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 […]
June 7, 2018

Walt Maddox outlines policies to improve workforce development

FLORENCE, Ala. – Bringing Alabama up from having one of the lowest workforce participation rates in the country will take detailed policies. That’s what the democratic nominee for governor told the Alabama Democratic Caucus in his first public appearance since election day. Walt Maddox addressed the crowd at the Alabama Pro-Growth Policy Conference in the Shoals. “Things that have been broken for too long are going to begin to get addressed,” he told the crowd. […]
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 […]
February 27, 2018

Walt Maddox announces scholarships, workforce development proposal

Last week, Tuscaloosa Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox on Monday unveiled a plan for a statewide education lottery — dubbed the Alabama Education Lottery (AEL) — to help create a 21st Century educational system to help prepare Alabama’s children for competition in the technological age. On Tuesday, Maddox revealed the first component in his lottery plan: college scholarships and workforce readiness. “The cost of higher education continues to rise, which is creating massive […]
February 20, 2018

Walt Maddox unveils education lottery plan

Tuscaloosa Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox on Monday unveiled a plan for a statewide education lottery to help create a 21st Century educational system to help prepare Alabama’s children for competition in the technological age before us. “There is no investment of public funds that provides greater return than an investment in education. We can transform Alabama’s education system without raising taxes one penny. It’s time the people vote and we implement the […]
February 8, 2018

Maddox pitches education lottery, expanding Medicaid

Walt Maddox doesn’t want to do too much if elected governor of Alabama. Just rebuild the state’s decades old decaying infrastructure, fund education with an emphasis on workforce development to better prepare young Alabamians for good-paying jobs and solve the “catastrophe” that is mental health care, to name a few. The four-term Tuscaloosa mayor stopped by the Cullman County Democrats meeting Thursday to talk about the challenges facing the state and how he would address […]