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 …

Governor Ivey Comments on Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council’s Report

MONTGOMERY – Today, the Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council released its report, including recommendations to address the opioid epidemic. Governor kay Ivey released the following statement about the Council and its report. “I am thankful for the hard work of the Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council. We must find a solution to the opioid crisis in our state, as …

Governor Ivey Comments on Reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program

MONTGOMERY – Today, both houses of the United States Congress passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement regarding Congress’ reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program. “I am thankful that Congress has finally passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government, including a six-year reauthorization of the Children’s Health …

Governor Ivey Comments on Senate Democratic Leadership’s Failure to Pass a Continuing Resolution

MONTGOMERY – Yesterday, Congress did not pass a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement regarding this event. “I am disappointed in Senate Democratic Leadership in Washington for their failure to pass a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government. I have been in contact with Alabama’s Congressional Delegation and stressed the importance of avoiding a government shutdown. Although the …

Governor Ivey Supports Trump Administration Changes to Protect Religious Liberty

MONTGOMERY – Today, the Trump Administration announced two changes to Obama-era policies which limited a state’s ability to implement qualification standards for medical providers who receive Medicaid funds and which limited religious liberty. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement in response to the announced changes. “President Trump is following through on his promise to ease the burden of …

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. …