Press Releases

Governor Ivey Applauds Introduction of General Fund Budget, Comments on Medicaid
January 16, 2018

Governor Ivey Applauds Introduction of General Fund Budget, Comments on Medicaid

MONTGOMERY – Earlier today Senator Trip Pittman, Chairman of the Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee, introduced Governor Kay Ivey’s proposed budget in the Senate. The Governor’s proposed budget sensibly funds state government with prudence and care. “I am pleased to learn that my budget was introduced today by
Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency in Preparation for Winter Weather
January 15, 2018

Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency in Preparation for Winter Weather

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency effective at 6:00 p.m. Monday for all Alabama counties in preparation for potential severe winter weather. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a large portion of Alabama in anticipation of snow, sleet and freezing
Toyota-Mazda selects Alabama for $1.6 billion auto plant with 4,000 jobs</br><span style='color:#000000;font-size:75%;'>Project is a joint venture in North Alabama</span>
January 10, 2018

Toyota-Mazda selects Alabama for $1.6 billion auto plant with 4,000 jobs
Project is a joint venture in North Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey joined Toyota and Mazda leaders today to announce that the automakers have selected Huntsville, Alabama, as the site of their new joint-venture manufacturing plant. The new plant will have the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles annually, with production split evenly between two lines for
Governor Ivey Announces Kimber Manufacturing to Open Facility in Troy with 366 Jobs
January 9, 2018

Governor Ivey Announces Kimber Manufacturing to Open Facility in Troy with 366 Jobs

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced Tuesday that Kimber Manufacturing Inc., a leading U.S. firearms manufacturer, has finalized plans to open a production facility in Troy, where it will create 366 jobs and invest $38 million into the local economy over the next five years. “With talented Alabamians already manufacturing
New Record Low Unemployment Rate in November; Rate Drops to 3.5%</br><span style='color:#000000;font-size:75%;'>Economy Supporting Record High Number of Jobs</span>
December 22, 2017

New Record Low Unemployment Rate in November; Rate Drops to 3.5%
Economy Supporting Record High Number of Jobs

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate set a new record low of 3.5%, down from October’s previous record setting rate of 3.6%, and well below November 2016’s rate of 6.2%.  November’s rate represents 75,807 unemployed persons, also a new record low,
Governor Ivey Applauds Decision to Choose 187th Fighter Wing as Home for the New F-35
December 21, 2017

Governor Ivey Applauds Decision to Choose 187th Fighter Wing as Home for the New F-35

MONTGOMERY – Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced on Thursday that the Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing has been chosen as a home for the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jet. “I am thrilled and very pleased that the 187th Fighter Wing has been chosen as the
Alabama Juvenile Justice Task Force Delivers Recommendations to Improve Outcomes for Youth, Families and Communities
December 18, 2017

Alabama Juvenile Justice Task Force Delivers Recommendations to Improve Outcomes for Youth, Families and Communities

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Juvenile Justice Task Force on Monday delivered a set of policy recommendations to Governor Kay Ivey and other state leaders aimed at protecting public safety, holding youthful offenders accountable, controlling costs, and improving outcomes for youth, families, and communities. The recommendations are expected to form the
Governor Ivey Announces Groundbreaking for Major Expansion of Wayne Farms Enterprise Creating More Than 350 New Jobs
December 12, 2017

Governor Ivey Announces Groundbreaking for Major Expansion of Wayne Farms Enterprise Creating More Than 350 New Jobs

ENTERPRISE – A major expansion of the Enterprise Fresh Processing Facility by Wayne Farms LLC kicked off with a groundbreaking event on Tuesday. Governor Kay Ivey joined Wayne Farms leadership for the groundbreaking ceremony, along with local dignitaries, civic and business leaders from Enterprise, Coffee County, and surrounding areas. The
Governor Ivey Awards More Than $37 Million in Grants to Help Low-income Families with Energy Bills, Endure State’s Cold Weather Season
December 11, 2017

Governor Ivey Awards More Than $37 Million in Grants to Help Low-income Families with Energy Bills, Endure State’s Cold Weather Season

MONTGOMERY – With the first real surge of winter weather in Alabama last week, Governor Kay Ivey is awarding $37.3 million in grants to ensure that many of Alabama’s neediest families are prepared for the cold weather. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program grants, issued to 21 community service agencies
Governor Ivey Joins Other Republican Governors in Urging Congress to Act on Tax Reform
December 7, 2017

Governor Ivey Joins Other Republican Governors in Urging Congress to Act on Tax Reform

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced she has joined fellow Republican governors in sending a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, urging Congress to pass tax reform legislation. “President Trump is proposing the largest tax cut for American families and businesses in