By: House Minority Leader Craig Ford
“I am disappointed that the Governor’s talk about a pay raise for educators was just more election year rhetoric. After four years of assaults on our public schools, this budget and the Governor’s empty promises for a pay raise are just one more attack on education by the Republican Supermajority in Montgomery. He’s abusing the power of his office for political gain. There is no reason to delay calling a special session other than to allow Republican legislators to campaign in their primaries and then come back this summer to try and win back educators’ votes before the general election.”
Representative Craig Ford is a Democrat from Gadsden. He has served in the Alabama House of Representatives since 2000. In 2010, Representative Ford was elected House Minority Leader by the House Democratic Caucus. He was re-elected Minority Leader in 2012.