Governor Ivey Releases Statement on Death of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement about the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush: “I am saddened to hear about the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush. She was a dynamic Republican woman, as First Lady she led an effort to increase family literacy, an issue she championed to this day. She was matriarch of …

Governor Ivey Comments on Passage of House Bill 317

MONTGOMERY – Earlier this morning, the Alabama Legislature passed House Bill 317. Upon being notified of the bill’s passage, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “The passage of House Bill 317 enables Alabama to remain on a level playing field with other states, as we compete for job creating capital investments. Our ability to attract highly sought after economic …

Governor Ivey Comments on Final Passage of the Education Trust Fund Budget

MONTGOMERY – This morning, the Alabama State Senate gave final approval to the Education Trust Fund Budget. Governor Ivey released the following statement about the Senate’s action: “I am proud to have put forward an Education Trust Fund Budget which represents the largest investment in education in a decade. As I have prioritized education, it makes me proud to see …

Governor Ivey Releases Statement on Tonight’s Severe Weather Damage

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement about damage around Alabama caused by tonight’s severe storms. “There has been significant damage tonight in parts of Alabama. We are sending state resources to those affected areas, especially to Jacksonville and Calhoun County. We will continue to monitor and respond to needs in other areas as needed. Our first priority …

Governor Ivey’s Statement on Michael Eggers Execution

MONTGOMERY – Michael Wayne Eggers has been executed for the 2000 murder of Bennie Francis Murray. After being notified that Mr. Eggers’ sentence had been carried out, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “When an execution is approaching, I thoroughly consider all elements of the crime committed, the procedural history of the case and any mitigating and aggravating factors …

Governor Ivey Comments on I-10 Bus Crash Carrying Texas High School Band

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement about the fatal bus crash on I-10 in Baldwin County, Alabama. “I have spoken with my friend Texas Governor Greg Abbott after this morning’s tragic bus crash. I expressed my deepest sympathies, and have assured him that we will continue to pray for and do all we can to assist those …

Governor Ivey Releases Statement on Incident at Huffman High School

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday released the following statement regarding the incident this afternoon at Birmingham’s Huffman High School: “I am saddened to learn about the death of the Huffman High School student. I am praying for the family of this young lady who has tragically lost her life way too early. Every life is precious and, even …

Governor Ivey Comments on Senate Passage of State Employee Cost of Living Raise

MONTGOMERY – Earlier today the Alabama State Senate approved Governor Kay Ivey’s request for a pay raise for all state employees. Governor Ivey released the following statement about the Senate’s action. “We depend on state employees every day – after a decade without a pay increase, it is time we honor their hard work and commitment with a sensible raise. …

Governor Ivey Praises House Passage of Education Trust Fund Budget and Teacher Pay Raises

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday praised the Alabama House of Representatives for its passage of the Alabama Education Trust Fund Budget and pay raises for education employees. Governor Ivey’s full statement is below. “Today, the House of Representatives passed an education budget similar to the one I proposed in January that represents the largest investment in education in …

Governor Ivey Comments on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address. “Tonight, President Trump made clear his commitment to the American people and to improving the quality of life for everyone. By protecting our borders, strengthening our military and creating an environment that enhances domestic economic growth, the president underlined …