Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama In Alabama's poorest county, budget cuts take away from what little is left

Oct 11, 2015
In The News

Kimberly Spruell has to travel 45 miles to the nearest Walmart; 80 miles to the nearest mall; 42 miles to a hospital with more than four doctors; and now 45 miles to the driver's license office.

She used to go to the state park for picnics but now that's been shut down.

For years, residents of Wilcox County like Spruell have believed the state's elected officials had a certain disregard for the Black Belt. And when the state legislature passed measures Sept. 30 to combat the General Fund budget deficit, Wilcox County was directly affected.

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