Press Releases

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Tourism Growth of $1 Billion
May 22, 2018

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Tourism Growth of $1 Billion

BIRMINGHAM – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Tuesday that the Alabama travel industry grew by $1 billion in 2017, to a record of $14.3 billion in expenditures, and increased jobs by 7,399 to some 186,906 employees. The industry grew by 7 percent and attracted an additional 810,000 visitors to top
Governor Ivey Transmits Letter to Board of Pardons and Paroles Advocating Denial of Parole for Judith Ann Neelley
May 21, 2018

Governor Ivey Transmits Letter to Board of Pardons and Paroles Advocating Denial of Parole for Judith Ann Neelley

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday sent a letter to members of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles requesting they deny Judith Ann Neelley release on parole. Neelley was convicted of the 1982 murder of Lisa Ann Millican in DeKalb County. Her death sentence was commuted by Governor
Governor Ivey Signs Five Bills into Law Supporting Military, Veterans, and Their Families
May 21, 2018

Governor Ivey Signs Five Bills into Law Supporting Military, Veterans, and Their Families

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey, during a bill signing ceremony Monday, signed four bills supporting veterans and the military. The governor signed House Bills 58, 83, 88 and 92. Earlier this month at Maxwell Air Force Base, the governor also signed into law House Bill 388, the Military Family Jobs
Alabama Wage and Salary Employment at Ten-Year High
May 18, 2018

Alabama Wage and Salary Employment at Ten-Year High

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Friday that Alabama’s wage and salary employment measured 2,039,200 in March, the highest since December 2007. Over the year, wage and salary employment increased 24,600, with gains in the professional and business services sector (+7,700), the leisure and hospitality sector (+4,700), and the
Governor Ivey Issues Directives to Executive Agencies for Implementation of SAFE Council Recommendations
May 16, 2018

Governor Ivey Issues Directives to Executive Agencies for Implementation of SAFE Council Recommendations

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued a memorandum to executive branch agencies requesting the immediate implementation of recommendations five through ten contained within the SAFE Council Report released last week. The memorandum was sent to the Alabama Department of Education, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Alabama Office of Information
Details Regarding Federal Grant Awarded to Free2Be
May 15, 2018

Details Regarding Federal Grant Awarded to Free2Be

MONTGOMERY – Since 2014, Free2Be (formally known as GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services) has received a grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. As part of the grant process, the organization undergoes continual monitoring by ADECA in accordance with federal regulations. As a result of recent actions
Governor Kay Ivey Announces “Success Plus” Initiative to Prepare State’s Workforce
May 14, 2018

Governor Kay Ivey Announces “Success Plus” Initiative to Prepare State’s Workforce

MOBILE – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced a plan to grow Alabama’s skilled-labor pipeline by 500,000 workforce-ready employees by 2025. The Success Plus Initiative addresses Alabama’s increasing need for workers with certificates, credentials, or degrees in addition to a high school diploma. By 2025, Alabama will need to add
Governor Ivey Releases SAFE Council Report
May 7, 2018

Governor Ivey Releases SAFE Council Report

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday released the report of recommendations from the Governor’s “Securing Alabama’s Facilities of Education” (SAFE) Council. The report focused on improvements in three areas: physical security, threat assessments and mental health, and coordinated training and planning. “I am very pleased with the findings of
Governor Ivey Announces Alabama ESSA Plan Approved by US Department of Education
May 7, 2018

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama ESSA Plan Approved by US Department of Education

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that Alabama’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan was approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Governor Ivey received a phone call Monday morning from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos informing her of the decision. The Alabama ESSA state plan was submitted
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