Governor Ivey Releases Rebuild Alabama Bill

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday released the Rebuild Alabama bill. The bill will be filed in the Alabama Legislature by Representative Bill Poole ahead of the 2019 Regular Session, which begins on Tuesday. Governor Ivey also issued the following statement: “I look forward to working with members of the Alabama Legislature to address our critical infrastructure needs across …

Governor Ivey Announces Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan

MAPLESVILLE – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced her Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan at a press conference, alongside a host of legislators, stakeholder groups and other state and local officials. The Rebuild Alabama plan proposes a 10-cent increase in Alabama’s fuel tax with an index designed to coincide with the rising costs of building roads. The state currently imposes a …

Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency Due to Flooding and Potential Severe Weather in Parts of Alabama

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency effective at 9:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019, for several Alabama counties due to flooding caused by heavy rains over the past several days and ongoing severe weather today. The counties included are as follows: Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, Dekalb, Etowah, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, …

Governor Ivey Applauds Two Cabinet Members and Alabama Woman for White House Recognition

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday applauded two members of her cabinet and an Alabama woman for being recognized at a reception hosted by President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, in honor of National African American History Month. Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington and the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs Director Nichelle Nix were …

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Approved for SBA Disaster Assistance Following Severe Weather in January

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey, along with the U.S. Small Business Administration and Alabama Emergency Management Director Brian Hastings announced on Friday that Alabama businesses and residents affected by severe weather and a tornado on January 19th, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the SBA. SBA Administrator Linda McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from …

Governor Ivey Announces Grand River Technology Park Project with $85 Million Impact Coming to Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Labor’s Abandoned Mine Land Program (ADOL AML) along with United States Steel Corporation (U. S. Steel) announced on Wednesday the new Grand River Technology Park project and relocation of the Southern Museum of Flight. This project is a collaborative effort and includes participation by Alabama Department of Labor’s AML Program, …

Governor Ivey Announces Selection of Alabama Veterans Affairs Commissioner

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Thursday the selection of retired Rear Admiral W. Kent Davis as commissioner of the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs. Adm. Davis was voted upon by the State Board of Veterans Affairs on Friday, January 4, 2019, and Governor Ivey officially offered him the position today. Adm. Davis is an active duty veteran of …

Gov. Ivey Awards State’s First Broadband Accessibility Fund Grants

MONTGOMERY – Residents in seven Alabama communities will be afforded access to high-speed internet thanks to grants awarded by Gov. Kay Ivey under the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund. The grants totaling almost $1.1 million are the first awarded from the fund, created by the Legislature and signed into law in March 2018 by Ivey. “These grants may only represent one …