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 Alabama that the Ivey administration would be open, transparent, and …

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 said. “Both men bring a great deal of experience in …

Governor Ivey Appoints George Day to 16th Judicial Circuit in Etowah County

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Monday the appointment of George C. Day, Jr. as a judge on Alabama’s Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in Etowah County. Judge Day is filling the seat of retiring Circuit Judge Allen Millican. “I am proud to appoint George Day as a circuit court judge in Etowah County. Judge Day’s experience in the courtroom and …

Governor Ivey Appoints Lynn Beshear as Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health; Announces Additional Cabinet and Staff Changes

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has appointed Lynn Beshear as Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Mental Health. “I am honored to appoint Lynn Beshear as Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health,” Governor Ivey said. “Through active participation in securing mental health services in the River Region, Lynn understands the complexities of the Department, and the importance of its …

Governor Ivey Announces Blue Origin to Build New Rocket Engine Manufacturing Facility in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE — Governor Kay Ivey announced on Monday that Blue Origin plans to manufacture its BE-4 engine in a state-of-the art production facility to be built in Huntsville, Alabama — the Rocket City. The new facility will be in Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second-largest research park, and construction can begin once an engine production contract with United Launch Alliance …

Supplemental State of Emergency: Tropical Storm Cindy

WHEREAS, a State of Emergency has been declared to exist in the State of Alabama, as of 10:00 a.m. CST on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, as a result of severe weather with tornadoes, damaging winds, hail, flooding, flash flooding, and river flooding possible; WHEREAS, numerous homes and businesses have been damaged, disruption of utilities has occurred and restoration efforts and …

Governor Ivey, Alabama Leaders Announce Initiative to Protect Public Safety and Improve Outcomes for Youth, Families, and Communities

MONTGOMERY– Today Governor Kay Ivey, Chief Justice Lyn Stuart, Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh, and Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon announced the formation of the Alabama Juvenile Justice Task Force. The inter-branch, bipartisan Task Force is charged with performing a comprehensive, data-driven review of Alabama’s juvenile justice system and coming to consensus on policy recommendations that protect public …

Governor Ivey Supports Duchenne-Awareness Effort by Ultra-Distance Cyclist from Alabama

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday released a statement supporting Birmingham resident Brian Toone who is competing in a cross-country bicycle race to raise support for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Toone will be joined by Scott Griffin, representing Alabama-based Hope for Gabe Foundation. In 2008, Griffin’s 12-year-old son Gabe was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Governor Ivey’s full statement is …

Governor Ivey Visits Washington, DC, Attends Infrastructure Meeting Hosted by President Trump

MONTGOMERY – Earlier today, upon receiving an invitation from President Donald J. Trump, Governor Kay Ivey took part in a series of meetings related to the President’s infrastructure plan. In attendance, in addition to the Governor, were numerous administration officials including President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Also at the …