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Governor Ivey Announces $3 Million in AmeriCorps State Program Investments
October 4, 2017

Governor Ivey Announces $3 Million in AmeriCorps State Program Investments

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced Wednesday that the Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services has received $1,727,919 in funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service to administer eight Alabama AmeriCorps programs for 2017-2018.  Combined with $1,320,805 in local match funds, the total investment for Alabama is 3,048,724. AmeriCorps was
Governor Ivey Announces Delta Regional Authority to Invest Over $1 million to Strengthen Alabama’s Economy, Infrastructure</br><span style='color:#000000;font-size:75%;'>7 Statewide Investments Reach $7.1 Million with Partner Contributions</span>
October 3, 2017

Governor Ivey Announces Delta Regional Authority to Invest Over $1 million to Strengthen Alabama’s Economy, Infrastructure
7 Statewide Investments Reach $7.1 Million with Partner Contributions

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Delta Regional Authority, together with their federal and local-based partners, on Tuesday announced more than $1 million in new DRA investments to strengthen Alabama’s infrastructure, workforce and economy. DRA’s investments will support public and private partnerships and bring $7.1 million in new investment
Governor Ivey Calls Special Election for Senate District 26
October 2, 2017

Governor Ivey Calls Special Election for Senate District 26

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday signed a proclamation to set the special election dates for Alabama Senate District 26. The Senate District 26 seat was previously held by Dr. Quinton Ross who was recently approved as President of Alabama State University. Governor Ivey set the primary for Tuesday,
Governor Ivey Announces Special Election Dates for House District 4
September 29, 2017

Governor Ivey Announces Special Election Dates for House District 4

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday, September 29, signed a proclamation to set the special election dates for House District 4. Governor Ivey set the primary for Tuesday, December 12, 2017, runoff Tuesday, February 27, 2018 and the general election Tuesday, May 15, 2018. If there is no need
Governor Ivey Creates Computer Science Education Advisory Council
September 27, 2017

Governor Ivey Creates Computer Science Education Advisory Council

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the creation of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Computer Science Education. The council consists of educators, business and industry representatives and others that work in or advocate for computer science education. This advisory council will make recommendations to the Governor for the
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

WHEREAS, on August 30, 2017, I declared a State of Emergency within the State of Alabama to mitigate the negative impact of the disruption in the supply of gasoline and other petroleum products by waiving the Federal hours-of-service limits on petroleum transport motor carriers and drivers in response to the
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