Governor Ivey Applauds Introduction of General Fund Budget, Comments on Medicaid

MONTGOMERY – Earlier today Senator Trip Pittman, Chairman of the Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee, introduced Governor Kay Ivey’s proposed budget in the Senate. The Governor’s proposed budget sensibly funds state government with prudence and care. “I am pleased to learn that my budget was introduced today by Senator Pittman,” Governor Ivey said. “My proposed budget is a …

Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency in Preparation for Winter Weather

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency effective at 6:00 p.m. Monday for all Alabama counties in preparation for potential severe winter weather. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a large portion of Alabama in anticipation of snow, sleet and freezing rain in and near the areas under the advisory. “All …

Toyota-Mazda selects Alabama for $1.6 billion auto plant with 4,000 jobs
Project is a joint venture in North Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey joined Toyota and Mazda leaders today to announce that the automakers have selected Huntsville, Alabama, as the site of their new joint-venture manufacturing plant. The new plant will have the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles annually, with production split evenly between two lines for each company to produce a new Mazda crossover model that …

Governor Ivey Announces Kimber Manufacturing to Open Facility in Troy with 366 Jobs

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced Tuesday that Kimber Manufacturing Inc., a leading U.S. firearms manufacturer, has finalized plans to open a production facility in Troy, where it will create 366 jobs and invest $38 million into the local economy over the next five years. “With talented Alabamians already manufacturing a wide range of high-quality products that are in demand …

New Record Low Unemployment Rate in November; Rate Drops to 3.5%
Economy Supporting Record High Number of Jobs

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate set a new record low of 3.5%, down from October’s previous record setting rate of 3.6%, and well below November 2016’s rate of 6.2%.  November’s rate represents 75,807 unemployed persons, also a new record low, compared to 77,231 in October and 136,135 in November 2016. …

Alabama Juvenile Justice Task Force Delivers Recommendations to Improve Outcomes for Youth, Families and Communities

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Juvenile Justice Task Force on Monday delivered a set of policy recommendations to Governor Kay Ivey and other state leaders aimed at protecting public safety, holding youthful offenders accountable, controlling costs, and improving outcomes for youth, families, and communities. The recommendations are expected to form the foundation for statutory and budgetary changes that will be considered …

Governor Ivey Announces Groundbreaking for Major Expansion of Wayne Farms Enterprise Creating More Than 350 New Jobs

ENTERPRISE – A major expansion of the Enterprise Fresh Processing Facility by Wayne Farms LLC kicked off with a groundbreaking event on Tuesday. Governor Kay Ivey joined Wayne Farms leadership for the groundbreaking ceremony, along with local dignitaries, civic and business leaders from Enterprise, Coffee County, and surrounding areas. The company’s planned expansion will begin immediately, and is expected to …

Governor Ivey Awards More Than $37 Million in Grants to Help Low-income Families with Energy Bills, Endure State’s Cold Weather Season

MONTGOMERY – With the first real surge of winter weather in Alabama last week, Governor Kay Ivey is awarding $37.3 million in grants to ensure that many of Alabama’s neediest families are prepared for the cold weather. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program grants, issued to 21 community service agencies throughout the state, provide funds to help eligible low-income families …

Governor Ivey Joins Other Republican Governors in Urging Congress to Act on Tax Reform

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced she has joined fellow Republican governors in sending a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, urging Congress to pass tax reform legislation. “President Trump is proposing the largest tax cut for American families and businesses in decades,” Governor Ivey said. “The current tax structure is oppressive …