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. …

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 …