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Governor Ivey Comments on Approval of Dr. Ed Richardson’s Contract as Interim State Superintendent
September 27, 2017

Governor Ivey Comments on Approval of Dr. Ed Richardson’s Contract as Interim State Superintendent

“I am thankful for the work of the subcommittee on the Interim State Superintendent’s contract. I am encouraged by Dr. Richardson’s leadership and his swift action to develop a strong Every Student Succeeds Act plan for Alabama. “Dr. Richardson has my confidence, and that of the State Board of Education,
Governor Ivey Authorizes Alabama National Guard to Send Support to Puerto Rico
September 27, 2017

Governor Ivey Authorizes Alabama National Guard to Send Support to Puerto Rico

The Alabama National Guard will provide an RC-26 aircraft and five crew to aid Puerto Rico in response to the recent hurricane impact to the island. Governor Kay Ivey authorized Major General Sheryl Gordon, Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard, to send the RC-26 based on the unique capabilities
Termination of State of Emergency: Hurricane Harvey
September 20, 2017

Termination of State of Emergency: Hurricane Harvey

 
Alabama’s August Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2%</br><span style='color:#000000;font-size:75%;'>Least Unemployed in a Decade; State Rate Falls Below National Average for the First Time Since 2013</span>
September 15, 2017

Alabama’s August Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2%
Least Unemployed in a Decade; State Rate Falls Below National Average for the First Time Since 2013

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate is 4.2%, down from July’s rate of 4.5%, and well below August 2016’s rate of 5.9%. “After hovering near the national unemployment rate for several months, Alabama’s rate has dropped below it for the first time
Governor Ivey Announces Conecuh Ridge Distillery to Center Operations in Troy
September 14, 2017

Governor Ivey Announces Conecuh Ridge Distillery to Center Operations in Troy

TROY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the makers of Clyde May’s Alabama-style whiskey plans to consolidate operations in Troy, where the company will build an artisan distillery, rack houses and a bottling hub, as well as a tasting experience center designed to attract tourists. Conecuh Ridge Distillery LLC’s
Governor Ivey Comments on Resignation of Michael Sentance as State Superintendent of Education
September 13, 2017

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,
Governor Ivey Announces Autocar Selects Birmingham for Truck Assembly Plant
September 13, 2017

Governor Ivey Announces Autocar Selects Birmingham for Truck Assembly Plant

BIRMINGHAM– Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that Hagerstown, Indiana-based Autocar will invest $120 million to expand and open a manufacturing plant in Jefferson County. The company will build heavy-duty cab-over-engine trucks in an existing one million-square-foot complex located in both Center Point and Birmingham. The development is expected to
President Trump Approves Governor Ivey’s Request for Presidential Disaster Declaration
September 11, 2017

President Trump Approves Governor Ivey’s Request for Presidential Disaster Declaration

MONTGOMERY – President Donald J. Trump on Monday approved Governor Kay Ivey’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the State of Alabama. The President declared that an emergency exists in the State of Alabama and ordered Federal assistance to supplement existing response efforts due to emergency conditions resulting from
Governor Ivey Signs Executive Order Extending Voter Registration Deadline for Senate Primary Run-off
September 11, 2017

Governor Ivey Signs Executive Order Extending Voter Registration Deadline for Senate Primary Run-off

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed Executive Order 711 extending the deadline to register to vote in the September 26, 2017 Republican Primary Run-off Election for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat. The original deadline was today, but due to the closure of state offices Governor Ivey decided to extend