Statements

May 15, 2018

Governor Kay Ivey Supports Nomination of President Donald Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

MONTGOMERY – Yesterday, Governor Kay Ivey joined the governors of Guam, Kansas, Mississippi, Maine, South Carolina and West Virginia, in support of the nomination of President Donald Trump for a Nobel Peace Prize. The letter, which was sent to Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, praised President Trump’s
May 2, 2018

Governor Kay Ivey Responds to Report of Mobile Teacher Being Prevented from Wearing “Just Pray” Shirt

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey today released the following statement in response to reports that Mobile County Public School teacher Chris Burrell was prevented from wearing a shirt with the word “just pray” to school. “Religious liberty is a cornerstone of the freedoms we enjoy in our country. For a
April 20, 2018

Governor Ivey Comments on Selection of Dr. Eric Mackey as State Superintendent of Education

MONTGOMERY – On Friday, the Alabama State Board of Education selected Dr. Eric Mackey to serve as the next state superintendent of education. As president of the Board, Governor Kay Ivey participated in the vote and released the following statement upon the selection being announced: “Today, I was proud to
April 19, 2018

Governor Ivey’s Statement on Walter Moody Execution

MONTGOMERY – Walter Leroy Moody has been executed for the 1989 murder of Federal Judge Robert Vance. After being notified that Mr. Moody’s sentence had been carried out, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “I approach every execution by giving the condemned, and the issues raised by the underlying
April 17, 2018

Governor Ivey Releases Statement on Death of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement about the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush: “I am saddened to hear about the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush. She was a dynamic Republican woman, as First Lady she led an effort to increase family literacy, an
March 29, 2018

Governor Ivey Comments on Passage of House Bill 317

MONTGOMERY – Earlier this morning, the Alabama Legislature passed House Bill 317. Upon being notified of the bill’s passage, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “The passage of House Bill 317 enables Alabama to remain on a level playing field with other states, as we compete for job creating
March 29, 2018

Governor Ivey Comments on Final Passage of the Education Trust Fund Budget

MONTGOMERY – This morning, the Alabama State Senate gave final approval to the Education Trust Fund Budget. Governor Ivey released the following statement about the Senate’s action: “I am proud to have put forward an Education Trust Fund Budget which represents the largest investment in education in a decade. As
March 19, 2018

Governor Ivey Releases Statement on Tonight’s Severe Weather Damage

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement about damage around Alabama caused by tonight’s severe storms. “There has been significant damage tonight in parts of Alabama. We are sending state resources to those affected areas, especially to Jacksonville and Calhoun County. We will continue to monitor and respond
March 15, 2018

Governor Ivey’s Statement on Michael Eggers Execution

MONTGOMERY – Michael Wayne Eggers has been executed for the 2000 murder of Bennie Francis Murray. After being notified that Mr. Eggers’ sentence had been carried out, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “When an execution is approaching, I thoroughly consider all elements of the crime committed, the procedural
March 13, 2018

Governor Ivey Comments on I-10 Bus Crash Carrying Texas High School Band

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement about the fatal bus crash on I-10 in Baldwin County, Alabama. “I have spoken with my friend Texas Governor Greg Abbott after this morning’s tragic bus crash. I expressed my deepest sympathies, and have assured him that we will continue to