The following op-ed was written by House Minority Leader Craig Ford, but is not a statement of House Democratic Caucus Policy.
Alabamian’s Deserve a Permanent Solution
Over the past few months, I have been approached by voters from all parts of our great state and have been asked what I think about the proposed constitutional [...]
Montgomery – Today, the state Senate and House Minority Leaders, Sen. Roger Bedford (D-Russellville) and Rep. Craig Ford (D-Gadsden), urged Gov. Robert Bentley to postpone calling a special session of the legislature after rumors spread through Montgomery that the Governor may call a special session for the end of August. The purported goal of this [...]
“I don’t understand how one party can have a supermajority in the legislature and still not produce a budget until the 29th day of the session? How can a supermajority not pass a budget until the last hour of the last day, and then cloture us so that we can’t even ask substantive questions?”
“We have been waiting on the Republican supermajority to show leadership regarding the proposed budget cuts to the General Fund and Medicaid, but we cannot wait any longer,” said Sen. Bedford. “This is the 11th hour, and we, therefore, are taking the lead to save the General Fund and provide our schools with much needed [...]
Alabama currently has one of the worst job growth rates in the nation. Since 2008, the state has lost a higher percentage of its private-sector jobs than almost any other state in union.
Governor Bentley and the Republican supermajority in the legislature have hung their hats on policies they claimed would “create jobs”. But [...]
“As a Christian, I have always been opposed to abortion. I believe we must do everything we can to protect the sanctity of life. But the Republican Vaginal Ultrasound bill is completely overreaching. The Republicans have turned their backs on the principles of small government and written a law that greatly expands the reach of [...]
By: Bob Johnson, The Associated Press | The Montgomery Advertiser | November 20, 2011
Alabama state House Minority Leader Craig Ford, D-Gadsden, said Democrats can win in 2014 and that reports of the Democratic party’s demise are premature. Ford said he’s done some polling and that the numbers “look good.” Factions in the state, such [...]
By: The Associate Press | Tuesday, November 01, 2011
House Democrats have announced their agenda for the 2012 regular legislative session. House Minority Leader Craig Ford (D-Gadsden) said the Democrats’ priority will be to create new jobs and to help Alabama’s working families.
Democrats also said Republicans in the legislature had not done enough to [...]
Package Includes Legislation to Close Corporate Tax Loopholes, Create Jobs
Montgomery, AL – Earlier today, Democrats in the Alabama House of Representatives announced a package of bills for the upcoming legislative session that includes legislation to create jobs, close corporate tax loopholes, repeal the grocery tax, limit the size of classes in public schools, and [...]