July 27, 2017

Governor Ivey Releases Statement on Medicaid’s Decision to Pursue Alternatives to Regional Care Organizations

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday released a statement regarding the decision to pursue alternatives to Regional Care Organizations for the Alabama Medicaid Agency. The full statement is below. “I support Medicaid’s shift in reform strategy, which has been fully shared with legislative leadership and other key stakeholders. “I spoke
Governor Ivey Announces “Strong Start, Strong Finish” Education Initiative
July 26, 2017

Governor Ivey Announces “Strong Start, Strong Finish” Education Initiative

BIRMINGHAM – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced her new education initiative: “Strong Start, Strong Finish” at Innovation Depot in Birmingham. The “Strong Start, Strong Finish” education initiative will focus on three stages of education: 1) early childhood education, 2) computer science in middle school and high school, and 3) workforce
July 26, 2017

National Health Center Week

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, for over 50 years, community health centers have provided high quality, affordable, comprehensive primary and preventative health care in our nation’s underserved communities, delivering value to, and having a significant impact on, America’s health care system; and WHEREAS, as the country’s largest primary
July 21, 2017

ABLE to Save Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, according to the U.S. Census, about 56.7 million people – 19 percent of the population in the United States – have a disability ; and WHEREAS, many of these individuals with disabilities rely on federal benefits such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income
July 21, 2017

Alabama’s June 2017 Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.6%

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate is 4.6%, down from May’s rate of 4.9%, and significantly lower than June 2016’s rate of 5.8%.  June’s rate represents 100,376 unemployed persons, compared to 107,223 in May
Governor Kay Ivey Appoints Sheryl Gordon as First Female Adjutant General at the Retirement of Perry Smith
July 17, 2017

Governor Kay Ivey Appoints Sheryl Gordon as First Female Adjutant General at the Retirement of Perry Smith

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Monday that she has appointed Major General Sheryl Gordon as Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard, upon the retirement of major General Perry Smith. “General Sheryl Gordon is a trailblazer and visionary leader,” Governor Ivey said. “She has had a distinguished military
July 13, 2017

Governor Ivey Bans Appointments of Lobbyists to Boards and Commissions

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday, Day 94 of her administration, signed Executive Order 4, which bans any official in the executive branch from appointing a registered lobbyist to serve on a state board or commission. “Just minutes after taking the oath of office, I promised the people of
July 13, 2017

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 706
Appointing of Registered Lobbyists by the Executive Branch

WHEREAS the People of Alabama, through their elected representatives in the State Legislature, have by law provided for the establishment of numerous executive departments, agencies, boards, commissions, offices, institutions, and other instrumentalities of State government (hereinafter “Executive Agencies”), each vested with specific powers, duties, and authority to administer and carry out
July 12, 2017

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 705
Dissolution of Committees, Commissions, Councils, Task Forces, and other such entities

WHEREAS with each new administration comes the responsibility and the prerogative to determine the most constructive means of reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the policies and programs of state government; WHEREAS numerous committees, commissions, councils, task forces, and the like, were established by executive order of my predecessor in
July 12, 2017

Governor Ivey Appoints Jim Purcell and Todd Cotton to Cabinet Posts

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Wednesday that she has appointed James “Jim” Purcell, Sr. as Acting Secretary of Information Technology and Todd Cotton as Acting Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Senior Services. “I am proud to appoint Jim and Todd to serve in my cabinet,” Governor Ivey