Press Releases

Governor Ivey, Alabama Leaders Announce Initiative to Protect Public Safety and Improve Outcomes for Youth, Families, and Communities
June 13, 2017

Governor Ivey, Alabama Leaders Announce Initiative to Protect Public Safety and Improve Outcomes for Youth, Families, and Communities

MONTGOMERY– Today Governor Kay Ivey, Chief Justice Lyn Stuart, Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh, and Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon announced the formation of the Alabama Juvenile Justice Task Force. The inter-branch, bipartisan Task Force is charged with performing a comprehensive, data-driven review of Alabama’s juvenile justice system
Governor Ivey Supports Duchenne-Awareness Effort by Ultra-Distance Cyclist from Alabama
June 9, 2017

Governor Ivey Supports Duchenne-Awareness Effort by Ultra-Distance Cyclist from Alabama

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday released a statement supporting Birmingham resident Brian Toone who is competing in a cross-country bicycle race to raise support for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Toone will be joined by Scott Griffin, representing Alabama-based Hope for Gabe Foundation. In 2008, Griffin’s 12-year-old son Gabe was
Governor Ivey Visits Washington, DC, Attends Infrastructure Meeting Hosted by President Trump
June 8, 2017

Governor Ivey Visits Washington, DC, Attends Infrastructure Meeting Hosted by President Trump

MONTGOMERY – Earlier today, upon receiving an invitation from President Donald J. Trump, Governor Kay Ivey took part in a series of meetings related to the President’s infrastructure plan. In attendance, in addition to the Governor, were numerous administration officials including President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Transportation Secretary Elaine
Governor Ivey Signs Bill Requiring School Emergency Notification System
June 8, 2017

Governor Ivey Signs Bill Requiring School Emergency Notification System

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey recently signed House Bill 89, which requires the Alabama Department of Education to develop and implement an electronic notification system to facilitate the sharing of school emergency-related information between local schools, local school systems, the department, and the Governor. “As a former school teacher, I
Governor Ivey Signs Bills to Improve Alabama’s Business Climate
June 6, 2017

Governor Ivey Signs Bills to Improve Alabama’s Business Climate

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey recently signed into law Senate Bill 316, House Bill 242 and House Bill 390. All three bills, improve Alabama’s business climate by reducing regulation and by making it easier for small businesses to operate in the state. “From day one, my quest has been to
Governor Ivey Urges President Trump to Extend Red Snapper Season
June 2, 2017

Governor Ivey Urges President Trump to Extend Red Snapper Season

MONTGOMERY – Today, Governor Kay Ivey expedited a letter to President Donald J. Trump formally requesting him to extend the 2017 Federal Red Snapper Season. After sending the letter, Governor Ivey made the following statement: “Red Snapper fishing is vital to Alabamians as it is a major source of recreational
Governor Ivey Announces Christopher Blankenship as Acting Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources
June 1, 2017

Governor Ivey Announces Christopher Blankenship as Acting Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resources

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has named Christopher Blankenship as Acting Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. “Chris Blankenship has more than two decades of experience at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. I know he will do an excellent job leading this agency,” Governor
Governor Ivey Signs Sex Offender Reporting Bill
May 31, 2017

Governor Ivey Signs Sex Offender Reporting Bill

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey, on Friday, May 26, 2017, signed into law Senate Bill 301, sponsored by Senator Vivian Figures. “The most important duty of government is to keep our people safe. I proudly signed SB301, because it protects the vulnerable in our society by ensuring that reporting requirements
Alabama to Add 122 New First Class Pre-K Classrooms for 2017-2018 School Year
May 31, 2017

Alabama to Add 122 New First Class Pre-K Classrooms for 2017-2018 School Year

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education today announced that the state’s First Class Pre-K program will add 122 new classrooms this fall. The new classrooms will increase the size of Alabama’s high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten program for the 2017-2018 school year to 938 classrooms
Governor Ivey Appoints William B. Sellers to the Alabama Supreme Court
May 25, 2017

Governor Ivey Appoints William B. Sellers to the Alabama Supreme Court

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced today the appointment of William B. Sellers to the Alabama Supreme Court as an Associate Justice. Sellers previously served as a Partner in the Montgomery office of Balch & Bingham, LLP. “I am extremely pleased to appoint Will Sellers to the Alabama Supreme Court.