Governor Ivey Praises Final Approval of Education Trust Fund Budget and Teacher Pay Raise

MONTGOMERY – Today, the Alabama Legislature gave final approval to the Alabama Education Trust Fund budget. The bill will now be sent to Governor Kay Ivey. Governor Ivey released the following statement, following the Legislature’s action: “Once again, we are making historic progress with Alabama’s education system. I am proud that this year’s 7.1 billion-dollar Education Trust Fund will be …

Governor Ivey Makes Statement After Final Passage of SB397

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Legislature on Thursday passed SB397. This bill, sponsored by Sen. Del Marsh, would change Alabama’s current elected State Board of Education to a Commission appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Alabama State Senate, if approved by the people of Alabama with a constitutional amendment. Following the Alabama Legislature’s passage of SB397, Governor Ivey released …

Governor Ivey Issues Statement on Passing of State Representative Jimmy Martin

MONTGOMERY – This morning, state Representative Jimmy Martin passed away from illness. Upon hearing the tragic news, Governor Ivey released the following statement: “Early this morning, state Representative Jimmy Martin lost his battle to cancer. Alabama has truly lost a good man and statesman. His many years of service to the people of Autauga and Chilton counties have made a …

Governor Ivey’s Statement on Christopher Lee Price Execution

MONTGOMERY – Christopher Lee Price has been executed for the 1991 murder of 57-year-old Pastor Bill Lynn. After being notified that Mr. Price’s sentence had been carried out, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “Ensuring the safety of the people who call Alabama home is of the highest priority. When that safety is infringed upon, we must respond with …

Governor Ivey Issues Statement on Final Approval of General Fund

MONTGOMERY – Today, the Alabama State Senate gave final approval to the General Fund budget. Governor Ivey released the following statement, following the Senate’s action: “While remaining steadfast in our fiscally conservative approach, we have put forward a General Fund, which provides important funding that moves our state in a positive direction. Very importantly, we are wisely using our dollars …

Governor Ivey Makes Statement After Final Passage of HB380

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Legislature on Thursday passed House Bill 380, which reforms the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. This legislation was sponsored by Rep. Connie Rowe and Sen. Cam Ward. Following the Alabama Legislature’s passage of HB380, Governor Ivey released the following statement: “Too many lives were lost because of wrongful, early paroles in our state. Alabama Attorney …

Governor Ivey Issues Statement Following Shooting of Auburn Police Officers

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday issued the following statement regarding the incident in Auburn, which fatally wounded one officer and injured two other officers: “Just last week, in Alabama and across the country, we honored the sacrifice of the men and women in law enforcement during National Peace Officers Memorial Week. As we began this week, our state …

Governor Ivey Issues Statement on Michael Brandon Samra Execution

MONTGOMERY – Michael Brandon Samra has been executed for participating in the 1997 quadruple murder of Randy Duke, Dedra Mims Hunt and the six and seven-year-old daughters, Chelisa and Chelsea. After being notified that Mr. Samra’s sentence had been carried out, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “For more than 20 years, the loved ones of Randy, Dedra and …

Governor Ivey Praises Marsh, Senate for Passing Constitutional Amendment Revamping State Board of Education

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama State Senate on Thursday passed SB397. This bill, sponsored by Sen. Del Marsh, would change Alabama’s current elected State Board of Education to a Commission appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Alabama State Senate, if passed by the Legislature and approved by the people of Alabama with a constitutional amendment. Governor Kay Ivey has …

Governor Ivey Makes Statement Following Prison Reform Update from Legislative Leadership

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Legislative Leadership on Thursday held a press conference to give an update on the status of prison reform measures in the state. Following the update from Legislative Leadership, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “I very much appreciate the long hours and hard work the Alabama Legislature has put into helping address the complex, multi-faceted issues …