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 …

Governor Ivey Issues Statement After Signing the Alabama Human Life Protection Act

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, after both houses of the Alabama Legislature passed HB314. Upon signing the bill, Governor Ivey released the following statement: “Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the Legislature. …

Governor Ivey Makes Statement on Bill Regarding State Board of Education

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday delivered a letter to the State Board of Education, regarding a bill being filed by Sen. Del Marsh in the Alabama Legislature today. The bill would change the state’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 …

Governor Ivey Makes Statement Following President Trump’s Approval of Major Disaster Declaration

MONTGOMERY – President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of Alabama triggering the release of federal funds to help communities recover from the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that occurred February 19 to March 20, 2019. PA-Designated Counties include: Cherokee Colbert DeKalb Franklin Jackson Lamar Madison Marion Morgan Winston Upon the …

Governor Ivey Issues Statement on Death of State Representative Dimitri Polizos

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday released a statement on the passing of state Representative Dimitri Polizos. “Representative Polizos was a man of honor and distinction. He was first and foremost a proud family man and member of his community. He was a successful small business owner who believed in hard work and treating people the right way. Each …

Governor Ivey’s Statement on Domineque Ray Execution

MONTGOMERY – Domineque Ray has been executed for the 1995 murder of 15-year-old Tiffany Harville. After being notified that Mr. Ray’s sentence had been carried out, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “It is my duty as the Governor of Alabama to uphold the laws of our state. A role I hold with much reverence is ensuring that justice …

Governor Ivey Issues Statement Following Death of Mobile Police Officer

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Sunday issued the following statement regarding the shooting death of Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder: “Less than a day after laying to rest Birmingham Police Sergeant Wytasha Carter, I’m saddened to learn of the death of Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder, who was killed today in the line of duty. I extend my sincerest …