Governor Ivey Releases Statement on Death of State Representative George Bandy

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday released a statement on the passing of state Representative George Bandy. “I am saddened to hear of the death of state Representative George Bandy. Since his election in 1994, he has been a dedicated public servant to the people of Lee and Russell counties. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends …

Governor Ivey Comments on Passage of Tax Reform

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday released the following statement upon passage of “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”: “American families know best how to spend their hard-earned dollars, not politicians in Washington. I am thankful both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate have passed historic tax reform legislation, and I look forward to President Trump signing it into law. …

Governor Ivey Releases Statement on Presidential Space Policy Directive

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday released a statement in response to President Trump’s signing of President Space Policy Directive 1 (SPD-1). The President Space Policy Directive 1 ensures that NASA will lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners, to enable human expansion across the solar system and to bring back to Earth …

Governor Ivey Releases Statement on Death of Macon County Official Harold Powell

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday released a statement on the passing of Macon County official Harold Powell, while on a state economic development trip to Italy. “It is with great sorrow that I learned today of the passing of Harold Powell Jr. while representing the State of Alabama and Macon County on an economic development mission to Italy. …

Governor Ivey Comments on Resignation of Michael Sentance as State Superintendent of Education

MONTGOMERY – Earlier today, State Superintendent of Education Michael Sentance submitted his resignation to Governor Kay Ivey, as President of the Board of Education. Shortly thereafter, Governor Ivey released the following statement. “Today, I received the resignation of State Superintendent of Education Michael Sentance. I do not take this situation lightly, and as President of the State Board of Education, I …

Governor Ivey Releases Statement on Medicaid’s Decision to Pursue Alternatives to Regional Care Organizations

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday released a statement regarding the decision to pursue alternatives to Regional Care Organizations for the Alabama Medicaid Agency. The full statement is below. “I support Medicaid’s shift in reform strategy, which has been fully shared with legislative leadership and other key stakeholders. “I spoke with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, and he …

Governor Ivey’s Statement on Federal Court Order Regarding Alabama’s Prisons

MONTGOMERY – Upon the release of Judge Myron Thompson’s order related to a pending case against the State of Alabama and Department of Corrections regarding mental health provisions and care for prisoners, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “There are obviously several issues within our prison system that must be addressed. Over the next few weeks Commissioner Dunn, his …

Governor Ivey’s Statement on Robert Melson Execution

MONTGOMERY – Robert Melson has been executed for the 1994 murders of Nathaniel Baker, Tamika Collins and Darrell Collier. After being notified that Mr. Melson’s sentence had been carried out, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “As governor, I do not relish the responsibility that I hold related to executions of those convicted of capital murder in this state. …