Governor Ivey Makes Statement on Southwest Alabama Regional Airport Approval

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued the following statement celebrating the Southwest Alabama Regional Airport approval. “It is always encouraging to see rural areas in our state take bold, giant steps and I congratulate Senator Richard Shelby and Mayor Sheldon Day for their work in getting the Southwest Alabama Regional Airport approved by the FAA. “Projects like this …

Governor Ivey Makes Statement in Support of President Trump

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday issued the following statement in support of President Donald Trump. “We are witnessing an injustice on our democracy. Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in Congress are making an attempt to impeach the president through the press via leaks and conjecture. This appears to be purely political when you offer no due process and …

Governor Ivey Makes Statement on Active Amber Alert for Missing Three-Year-Old Kamille McKinney

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday issued the following statement regarding the active amber alert on missing three-year-old, Kamille McKinney: “Late Saturday evening, an amber alert was issued for Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, a three-year-old from Birmingham, who was reported to be abducted while outside playing with other children at a birthday party. That amber alert remains active. “I am …

Governor Ivey Issues Statement on Passing of Former Congressman Jack Edwards

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Rep. Jack Edwards. “Congressman Jack Edwards served his state and nation with the highest degree of integrity. As a young Marine, he proudly wore the uniform of his country during the Korean War; as the representative from Alabama’s First Congressional District, he was …

Governor Ivey Issues Statement

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday issued the following statement: “Throughout my life, I am constantly reminded that I have so much for which to be thankful; God has been incredibly gracious to me.  “One of the highest honors you have given me is serving as your governor. “Because I always shoot straight with you, I want to share …

Governor Ivey Issues Statement Following Death of Tuscaloosa Police Officer Dornell Cousette

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday issued the following statement regarding the incident in Tuscaloosa Monday evening, which fatally wounded Dornell Cousette, a 13-year veteran of the Tuscaloosa Police Department. “Monday evening, I was devastated to learn of the news that Alabama lost our fourth law enforcement officer to a senseless act of violence this year. Two beautiful children …

Governor Ivey Makes Statement Following Eastern Shore MPO’s Failure to Prioritize Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project

MONTGOMERY – Today, the Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) met to vote on its Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), which establishes the area’s transportation priorities from 2020 to 2023. Among the items considered was the Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project. During the meeting, the Eastern Shore MPO did not choose to prioritize this project on its TIP. …

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 …