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. …

Governor Ivey’s Statement on Tommy Arthur Execution

MONTGOMERY – Tommy Arthur has been executed for the 1982 murder of Troy Wicker. After being notified that Mr. Arthur had died, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “How to proceed when faced with a potential execution is one of the most difficult decisions I will ever have to make as governor. After much prayer and careful and deliberate consideration, I thought it …

Governor Ivey Praises Alabama Jobs Act, Canfield’s Successes

MONTGOMERY – Upon the passage of HB574, Governor Ivey released the following statement of support: “Economic development is vital to this state. Since my first day in office I have supported the legislature’s effort to pass the Alabama Jobs Act because of the flexibility it gives us to attract more jobs to our state. I look forward to signing it …

Governor Ivey’s Statement Regarding House Action on Military Support Bills

MONTGOMERY – Upon passage of several military-focused bills by the Alabama House of Representatives, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “Today, the House of Representatives – in a bipartisan manner – passed several bills to support our military. This continues a long tradition in our state of supporting the men and women who wear our nation’s military uniforms. “One …