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Craig Ford Alabama News
Gadsden Mayor Craig Ford scoffs at state legislation banning DEI, says doesn't apply to city's DEI director — 'I don't give a damn about that bill'

With the passing of Senate Bill 129 prohibiting diversity, equity and inclusion programs, many state colleges and agencies are scrambling to adjust their policies before the ban goes into effect in October.

Ford Alabama News
Gadsden Mayor Ford bemoans effort to eliminate occupational tax as city increases mayor's office budget by 41%

Mayor Craig Ford has seen a 41% increase in his budget while other city departments brace for potential budget cuts.

Craig Ford v Andrew Jones Alabama News
Gadsden Mayor Ford, State Sen. Jones battle over effort to phase out occupational taxes — 'Taxes on people for the privilege of being employed'

Occupational taxes are local taxes businesses and service providers pay to operate within a municipality. For Gadsden, they account for nearly 30% of the annual budget — roughly $15 million.

Ford Alabama News
Former House Democrat leader Craig Ford goes negative in Gadsden mayoral political comeback bid

A familiar face in Alabama politics is heading for a runoff in the mayoral race in the city of Gadsden.