Governor Ivey Requests Change in AMBER Alert Criteria After Bessemer Incident

MONTGOMERY – On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, one hour and forty minutes after an incident in which a vehicle was stolen with a child inside, Bessemer police requested the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to issue an AMBER Alert for the child. Based on the criteria in place at that time, the incident did not meet the previously adopted requirements for …

Governor Ivey Moves US Senate Special Election to Adhere with State Law

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday, April 18, signed a proclamation to move the special election date for the US Senate seat vacated by now-US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The new schedule sets the primary on August 15, 2017, runoff on September 26, 2017, and the general election on December 12, 2017, almost a year ahead of the previously …

Governor Ivey Announces First Staff Member Appointments

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the appointment of Steve Pelham as Chief of Staff and Eileen Jones as Press Secretary for the Office of the Governor. The appointments were effective on Tuesday. “Government transparency and efficiency start with a trustworthy team. Steve Pelham and Eileen Jones fully fit this bill,” Governor Kay Ivey said. “They are also …

Governor Ivey Supports Infrastructure Improvement, Gas Tax Adjustment

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement in support of the legislature’s effort to better fund roads and bridges: “I support the legislature’s bold move to invest in infrastructure upgrades and public safety. Road and bridges are an essential service of government, and investing in them will bring more jobs and businesses to our state, creating opportunities for …

Kay Ivey Sworn in as Governor

MONTGOMERY – Kay Ivey was sworn in as the 54th Governor of the State of Alabama in the Old Senate Chamber in the Alabama State Capitol by Acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart. Governor Ivey made the following remarks, “Today is both a dark day for Alabama yet also one of opportunity. I ask for your help and patience as we …