Newsroom

Governor Ivey Appointed to National Space Council Advisory Group
February 21, 2018

Governor Ivey Appointed to National Space Council Advisory Group

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey was appointed on Wednesday to the National Space Council’s Users Advisory Group by Vice President Mike Pence upon her being nominated by Senator Richard Shelby. NASA recently established the Users Advisory Group (UAG) to advise and inform the National Space Council on a broad range
Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Exports Set New Record in 2017
February 15, 2018

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Exports Set New Record in 2017

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama exports reached a record $21.7 billion in 2017, powered by rising overseas shipments of products such as automobiles, aircraft components, chemicals, paper and minerals. New government trade figures show that exports of Alabama-made goods and services increased more than 6 percent
Governor Ivey Praises House Passage of Education Trust Fund Budget and Teacher Pay Raises
February 13, 2018

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
Governor Ivey Expedites Signing of Bill as Part of Toyota-Mazda Incentives Package
February 6, 2018

Governor Ivey Expedites Signing of Bill as Part of Toyota-Mazda Incentives Package

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday signed into law Senate Bill 98, providing authority to counties to abate rollback ad valorem taxes for certain projects that qualify for the incentives under the Alabama Jobs Act. The bill was sponsored by Senator Arthur Orr and Representative Danny Crawford and will
Governor Ivey Announces State Moves Closer to Managing Recreational Fishing for Red Snapper for Next Two Years
February 2, 2018

Governor Ivey Announces State Moves Closer to Managing Recreational Fishing for Red Snapper for Next Two Years

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Friday that the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted Thursday to allow each of the five Gulf states to manage recreational fishing for red snapper off their respective coasts for the next two years through Exempted Fishing Permits (EFPs). This action moves
Governor Ivey Announces New Policy Initiatives as Part of “Strong Start, Strong Finish”
February 2, 2018

Governor Ivey Announces New Policy Initiatives as Part of “Strong Start, Strong Finish”

BIRMINGHAM – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced new policy initiatives as part of her “Strong Start, Strong Finish” education initiative. In order to increase academic achievement, raise the high school graduation rate, and ensure that Alabama has an educated workforce, which is ready for 21st century jobs, Governor Ivey
Governor Ivey Awards More Than $10.5 Million in CDBG Funds  for Improvement Projects in 28 Alabama Communities
February 1, 2018

Governor Ivey Awards More Than $10.5 Million in CDBG Funds for Improvement Projects in 28 Alabama Communities

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday awarded more than $10.5 million in Community Development Block Grants to assist 28 Alabama towns and cities in improving their communities. Governor Ivey said the CDBG program enables communities to address needed projects that affect the health and welfare of residents. Today’s ceremony
Governor Ivey Comments on President Trump’s State of the Union Address
January 30, 2018

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
Governor Ivey Urges Employers to Hire Veterans; Apply for Federal Designation</br><span style='color:#000000;font-size:75%;'>Program Recognizes Employers for Hiring Veterans</span>
January 29, 2018

Governor Ivey Urges Employers to Hire Veterans; Apply for Federal Designation
Program Recognizes Employers for Hiring Veterans

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey joined U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and Alabama Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington in urging employers to recruit and employ Alabama’s veterans. A new federal program, the HIRE Vets Medallion Program, expected to officially kick off in 2019, is designed to encourage employers’ commitment to veteran
Governor Ivey Awards More Than $6.3 million in Community Development Block Grants
January 24, 2018

Governor Ivey Awards More Than $6.3 million in Community Development Block Grants

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday awarded more than $6.3 million in Community Development Block Grants to assist 26 Alabama towns, cities and counties in improving their communities. Governor Ivey said the CDBG program enables communities to address needed projects that affect the health and welfare of residents. “Lives