Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox calls Kay Ivey’s picture of the state ‘fiction’

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Republican Gov. Kay Ivey gave her first State of the State address Tuesday evening before a joint session of the Alabama Legislature. In her speech she painted an optimistic picture of the state, saying “we have successfully steadied the ship of state; I declare that the state of the state is strong and our future is as bright as the sun over the Gulf.”

But Tuscaloosa Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox disagrees with Ivey’s outlook. On Wednesday, Maddox issued a counter statement to Ivey’s calling her description of the state “fiction”

“The picture she painted of our state was fiction,” Maddox asserted. “The ship of state is not steady.”

Maddox continued, “For years, our state’s leaders have turned a blind-eye towards corruption and incompetence which has now placed every core function of state government in crisis. All the one-time windfalls cannot disguise the fact that we need a New Covenant; a Covenant that places people and progress ahead of politics. Because the REAL state of the state is a crisis, and we cannot just pretend our way through in order to survive the next election cycle.”

Ivey, who assumed the Governorship following former Gov. Robert Bentley‘s resignation in April, is seeking her own term as governor as a Republican candidate.

Primaries will be held on June 5, and the general election on Nov. 5.

Read Maddox’s full rebuttal to Ivey’s State of the State address below:

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 system continues to fail our children. Too many of our children are still learning to read after third grade rather than reading to learn.

For years, our state’s leaders have turned a blind-eye towards corruption and incompetence which has now placed every core function of state government in crisis. All the one-time windfalls cannot disguise the fact that we need a New Covenant; a Covenant that places people and progress ahead of politics. Because the REAL state of the state is a crisis, and we cannot just pretend our way through in order to survive the next election cycle.

I am running for Governor because I believe in Alabama, and I believe we can chart a course to a new future that creates a highly skilled workforce, establishes strong public schools, implements modern infrastructure, and provides access to quality healthcare across our state.

#believe 

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2 Comments

  1. The problem is, this is suspicious language meant to shill an item while decreasing the amount of legitimate
    fact pressed in the evaluation.

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