Alabama Responds to US Department of Justice Findings Letter Regarding Alabama Prisons

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Corrections responded today to a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) findings letter that reports the results of the DOJ’s investigation into inmate-on-inmate violence, sexual assault, and the conditions of confinement within the Alabama Department of Corrections’ (ADOC) male correctional facilities. The DOJ investigation, pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized …

Gov. Ivey Announces Special Election Dates for House District 74

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed a proclamation to set the special election dates for Alabama House District 74. Governor Ivey set the primary election for Tuesday, June 11, 2019, runoff for Tuesday, August 27, 2019 and the general election Tuesday, November 12, 2019. If there is no need, based on number of qualifying candidates for a primary, …

Governor Ivey Honors Eight Winners with 2019 Trade Excellence Awards

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the winners of the 2019 Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards, which recognize companies that fuel Alabama’s robust export business and sell their innovative designs and products in markets worldwide. This year’s eight honorees include key players in the critical transportation industry, which has sparked new jobs and investments in communities across the state. …

Governor Kay Ivey Encourages Alabama High School and College Students to Join Innovative Cybersecurity Competition
Girls Go CyberStart Provides Opportunities for High School Girls to Explore Careers in Cybersecurity and Cyber FastTrack Accelerates Cybersecurity Opportunities for All College Students in Alabama

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey today encouraged young women in Alabama high schools to take advantage of an opportunity to explore their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science by trying to solve the challenges of the 2019 Girls Go CyberStart program. Participating students, and their teachers, do not need knowledge or experience in information technology or cybersecurity to participate. All …

Governor Ivey Calls Alabama Legislature Into Special Session

MONTGOMERY – Following tonight’s adjournment of the Alabama Legislature, Governor Kay Ivey called a Special Session to tackle Alabama’s ongoing infrastructure issues. The Special Session will be focused on legislation to levy an additional excise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel; legislation concerning the Legislature’s Permanent Joint Transportation Committee to provide for effective legislative oversight of the Alabama Department of …

President Trump Approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for Lee County

MONTGOMERY – In response to Governor Kay Ivey’s request on March 4, President Donald Trump approved a Major Disaster Declaration for Lee County in the State of Alabama today triggering the release of federal funds to help people and communities recover from severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes that occurred March 3, 2019. The Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance …

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, …