Putting Alabama Back To Work

There are more than 100,000 Alabamians out of work as over 36,000 jobs have not been filled in Alabama due to a lack of required skill sets.  Alabama needs both pro-business and pro-labor public servants who will work to detangle regulations that make it difficult for businesses to hire more employees and create higher-paying jobs to help Alabama families “keep the lights on” and “put food on the table.”

As Lieutenant Governor for the State of Alabama, Dr. Boyd will:

  1. Support modernization of Alabama’s infrastructure (i.e. rebuilding failing bridges and improving roadways).
  2. Support detangling of regulations, allowing Alabama’s small businesses to be more productive.
  3. Support efforts to increase the federal minimum wage to $18 by 2018 and $20 by 2020, moving toward a Living Wage as there should be no reason why working Alabama families should have to live in poverty.
  4. Combat income inequality, working to ensure that women are truly paid the same wages for the same work.

 

Seeking Affordable Healthcare for all Alabamians

Alabama is one of twenty-five states that refused to expand Medicaid.  As Alabamians in the poor and middle classes continue to struggle in this difficult economy, there is even greater concern that even more will slip into poverty and not even have access to affordable health care as the Affordable Healthcare Act is being repealed and replaced by a healthcare plan that will render less Alabamians insured and do little to help those on Medicare and Medicaid.

As Lieutenant Governor for the State of Alabama, Dr. Boyd will:

  1. Support expansion of Medicaid in Alabama, filling coverage gaps for Alabamians, especially women.
  2. Work with state legislators to ensure that all Alabamians have access to affordable healthcare, especially the one million with preexisting conditions.
  3. Seek to improve the quality of healthcare coverage received.
  4. Work with legislators to extend the life of the Medicare Trust Fund Alabama seniors depend on.

 

Fighting for Quality Public Education in Alabama

Nearly one million people in Alabama have a quality of life that has been diminished primarily because of a lack of a good education and shrinking opportunities for job acquisition.  As there are over 100,000 Alabamians out of work, over 36,000 jobs have not been filled in Alabama due to a lack of required skill sets.  Yet, Alabama has seen some of the largest cuts to public education in the United States as it has been argued that there have been multiple raids on the state’s Educational Trust Fund for the purpose of propping up Alabama’s General Fund.

As Lieutenant Governor for the State of Alabama, Dr. Boyd will:

  1. Oppose all efforts to cut educational funding and raiding of the Educational Trust Fund to prop up the General Fund.
  2. Oppose privatization of support services.
  3. Promote investment into high school trade centers and community colleges for the purpose of trade readjustment (improving the skill sets of workers to meet demands of changing economy).
  4. Support a coalition of educators, students, parents, and concerned citizens who want to create a network for the betterment of public education.