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Governor Kay Ivey Responds to Report of Mobile Teacher Being Prevented from Wearing “Just Pray” Shirt
May 2, 2018

Governor Kay Ivey Responds to Report of Mobile Teacher Being Prevented from Wearing “Just Pray” Shirt

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey today released the following statement in response to reports that Mobile County Public School teacher Chris Burrell was prevented from wearing a shirt with the word “just pray” to school. “Religious liberty is a cornerstone of the freedoms we enjoy in our country. For a
107 New First Class Pre-K Classrooms to be Added in 2018-2019 School Year
April 30, 2018

107 New First Class Pre-K Classrooms to be Added in 2018-2019 School Year

MONTGOMERY –Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education announced on Monday that the state’s First Class Pre-K program will add 107 classrooms to 33 counties this fall. The new classrooms will expand access to Alabama’s high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten program to 18,864 children in the 2018-2019 school
Governor Ivey Applauds Selection of Robert La Branche as Alabama Military Stability Foundation Executive Director
April 27, 2018

Governor Ivey Applauds Selection of Robert La Branche as Alabama Military Stability Foundation Executive Director

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey, as chair of the Alabama Military Stability Commission, on Friday, applauded the Alabama Military Stability Foundation’s selection of Robert La Branche as Executive Director. “I commend the Alabama Military Stability Foundation on their selection of Robert La Branche to serve as Executive Director. As chair
Governor Ivey Announces 2017 Economic Development Projects Generate Nearly 15,500 New Jobs Throughout Alabama
April 27, 2018

Governor Ivey Announces 2017 Economic Development Projects Generate Nearly 15,500 New Jobs Throughout Alabama

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Commerce on Thursday released the 2017 New & Expanding Industry Report. Companies planning new facilities or expanding existing operations in Alabama announced nearly 15,500 new jobs and more than $4.4 billion in capital investment during 2017, according to a comprehensive
President Trump Approves Request for Major Disaster Declaration for March 19th Storms
April 27, 2018

President Trump Approves Request for Major Disaster Declaration for March 19th Storms

CLANTON – Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday that President Trump has approved a major disaster declaration in response to the severe weather and tornadoes that occurred March 19, 2018. The federal disaster assistance is designed to supplement state and local recovery efforts in Calhoun, Cullman, Etowah and St. Clair counties. 
Governor Ivey and Team Return Home After Productive Japan Talks
April 26, 2018

Governor Ivey and Team Return Home After Productive Japan Talks

TOKYO – Governor Kay Ivey said today that meetings with high-level executives from Mazda, Toyota and Honda in Japan helped to fortify the state’s relationships with the global automakers and will facilitate their growth plans in Alabama. Governor Ivey and a team of Alabama job recruitment specialists including Commerce Secretary
Governor Ivey to Lead Alabama Team in Japan; Meetings with Automakers and Ambassador
April 24, 2018

Governor Ivey to Lead Alabama Team in Japan; Meetings with Automakers and Ambassador

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey this week is leading a small team of Alabama economic development specialists on a business development mission to Japan for high-level meetings with executives of global automakers Toyota, Mazda and Honda. The Alabama delegation is departing for Japan today (Tuesday) and will return on Thursday
Governor Ivey Comments on Selection of Dr. Eric Mackey as State Superintendent of Education
April 20, 2018

Governor Ivey Comments on Selection of Dr. Eric Mackey as State Superintendent of Education

MONTGOMERY – On Friday, the Alabama State Board of Education selected Dr. Eric Mackey to serve as the next state superintendent of education. As president of the Board, Governor Kay Ivey participated in the vote and released the following statement upon the selection being announced: “Today, I was proud to
Governor Ivey’s Statement on Walter Moody Execution
April 19, 2018

Governor Ivey’s Statement on Walter Moody Execution

MONTGOMERY – Walter Leroy Moody has been executed for the 1989 murder of Federal Judge Robert Vance. After being notified that Mr. Moody’s sentence had been carried out, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “I approach every execution by giving the condemned, and the issues raised by the underlying