Statements

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
May 4, 2017

Governor Ivey’s Statement Regarding House Action on Military Support Bills

MONTGOMERY – Upon passage of several military-focused bills by the Alabama House of Representatives, Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement: “Today, the House of Representatives – in a bipartisan manner – passed several bills to support our military. This continues a long tradition in our state of supporting the
April 18, 2017

Governor Ivey Releases Statement Regarding the Death of Former House Speaker Joe McCorquodale

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement on Tuesday regarding the death of former Speaker McCorquodale: “Many Alabamians are saddened to learn of the sudden death of Joe C. McCorquodale, former Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives. I counted him as a friend, a mentor, and a