Statements

December 11, 2017

Governor Ivey Releases Statement on Presidential Space Policy Directive

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday released a statement in response to President Trump’s signing of President Space Policy Directive 1 (SPD-1). The President Space Policy Directive 1 ensures that NASA will lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners, to enable human expansion
November 15, 2017

Governor Ivey Releases Statement on Death of Macon County Official Harold Powell

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday released a statement on the passing of Macon County official Harold Powell, while on a state economic development trip to Italy. “It is with great sorrow that I learned today of the passing of Harold Powell Jr. while representing the State of Alabama
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,
September 13, 2017

Governor Ivey Comments on Resignation of Michael Sentance as State Superintendent of Education

MONTGOMERY – Earlier today, State Superintendent of Education Michael Sentance submitted his resignation to Governor Kay Ivey, as President of the Board of Education. Shortly thereafter, Governor Ivey released the following statement. “Today, I received the resignation of State Superintendent of Education Michael Sentance. I do not take this situation lightly,
September 8, 2017

Governor Ivey Comments on Selection of Quinton Ross as President of Alabama State University

MONTGOMERY – This afternoon the Alabama State University Board of Trustees selected Dr. Quinton Ross to be the next president of the University. As president of the board, Governor Kay Ivey participated in the vote, after which she released the following statement. “Dr. Quinton Ross is a true public servant.
July 27, 2017

Governor Ivey Releases Statement on Medicaid’s Decision to Pursue Alternatives to Regional Care Organizations

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday released a statement regarding the decision to pursue alternatives to Regional Care Organizations for the Alabama Medicaid Agency. The full statement is below. “I support Medicaid’s shift in reform strategy, which has been fully shared with legislative leadership and other key stakeholders. “I spoke
June 27, 2017

Governor Ivey’s Statement on Federal Court Order Regarding Alabama’s Prisons

MONTGOMERY – Upon the release of Judge Myron Thompson’s order related to a pending case against the State of Alabama and Department of Corrections regarding mental health provisions and care for prisoners, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “There are obviously several issues within our prison system that must
June 8, 2017

Governor Ivey’s Statement on Robert Melson Execution

MONTGOMERY – Robert Melson has been executed for the 1994 murders of Nathaniel Baker, Tamika Collins and Darrell Collier. After being notified that Mr. Melson’s sentence had been carried out, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “As governor, I do not relish the responsibility that I hold related to
May 26, 2017

Governor Ivey’s Statement on Tommy Arthur Execution

MONTGOMERY – Tommy Arthur has been executed for the 1982 murder of Troy Wicker. After being notified that Mr. Arthur had died, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “How to proceed when faced with a potential execution is one of the most difficult decisions I will ever have to make as governor.
May 9, 2017

Governor Ivey Praises Alabama Jobs Act, Canfield’s Successes

MONTGOMERY – Upon the passage of HB574, Governor Ivey released the following statement of support: “Economic development is vital to this state. Since my first day in office I have supported the legislature’s effort to pass the Alabama Jobs Act because of the flexibility it gives us to attract more