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 …

Governor Ivey Signs Bill Requiring School Emergency Notification System

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey recently signed House Bill 89, which requires the Alabama Department of Education to develop and implement an electronic notification system to facilitate the sharing of school emergency-related information between local schools, local school systems, the department, and the Governor. “As a former school teacher, I know the importance of keeping everyone informed of what is …

Governor Ivey Signs Bills to Improve Alabama’s Business Climate

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey recently signed into law Senate Bill 316, House Bill 242 and House Bill 390. All three bills, improve Alabama’s business climate by reducing regulation and by making it easier for small businesses to operate in the state. “From day one, my quest has been to ensure the world knows Alabama is open for business. By …

Governor Ivey Urges President Trump to Extend Red Snapper Season

MONTGOMERY – Today, Governor Kay Ivey expedited a letter to President Donald J. Trump formally requesting him to extend the 2017 Federal Red Snapper Season. After sending the letter, Governor Ivey made the following statement: “Red Snapper fishing is vital to Alabamians as it is a major source of recreational enjoyment and provides great economic impact. Overreaching federal bureaucrats have …

Governor Ivey Announces Christopher Blankenship as Acting Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has named Christopher Blankenship as Acting Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. “Chris Blankenship has more than two decades of experience at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. I know he will do an excellent job leading this agency,” Governor Ivey said. “I appreciate him stepping up as Acting Commissioner …

Governor Ivey Signs Sex Offender Reporting Bill

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey, on Friday, May 26, 2017, signed into law Senate Bill 301, sponsored by Senator Vivian Figures. “The most important duty of government is to keep our people safe. I proudly signed SB301, because it protects the vulnerable in our society by ensuring that reporting requirements for sex offenders are strict and enforced,” Governor Ivey said. …