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Alabama Coronavirus Outlook Worsening Amid State Reopening

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)- As casinos, churches, and more reopen, Alabama’s coronavirus caseload is worsening. The State’s political leaders and health experts are struggling to make many residents see the continued need for social distancing, crowd limitations, and wearing masks after Gov. Kay Ivey reopened much of the economy. Cases are on the increase, but health officials say it’s impossible to…

Legislature Meeting Amid ‘Animosity’ Over COVID Relief Cash

Alabama lawmakers are meeting for the final day of the legislative session amid a continuing dispute with Gov. Kay Ivey over how to use the state’s $1.8 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds. Lawmakers will decide whether to accept, or reject, Ivey’s executive amendment on a spending bill to broadly detail how all the COVID-19 funds should be used. The…

Gov. Ivey Giving Control of CARES Act Money to Legislature

Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday issued the following statement in response to the Legislature’s desire to have control of CARES Act money that President Trump designated for the governors: “I just got off the phone with House General Fund Chairman Steve Clouse, R-Ozark, and expressed to him my desire for the Legislature to have full control of the CARES Act…

Gov. Ivey Launches New COVID-19 Search Engine Tool

Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the launch of a COVID-19 search engine tool that enhances the state’s official resource site, altogetheralabama.org. Through a public-private partnership between Yext and the state of Alabama, this innovative platform will provide real-time answers to questions about everything from the virus itself, through a symptom checker that was developed at UAB, to upcoming COVID-19 testing…

Gov. Ivey Signs Bill to Regulate City Occupational Taxes

Tuesday, Governor Ivey signed a bill that gives the state power to oversee occupational taxes. Last month, Montgomery City Council approved a 1% occupational tax ordinance by a vote of 5 to 3. The vote came after a senate committee voted 8 to 2 in favor of a bill that would require Alabama’s cities to ask permission from state lawmakers…

Two Lucky Turkeys Saved from the Thanksgiving Dinner Table

Governor Kay Ivey Hosts the 70th Annual Turkey Pardoning

Two lucky birds are escaping the dinner table this Thanksgiving, thanks to Governor Kay Ivey.  Monday Morning, Ivey hosted a long-time tradition, the annual Turkey Pardoning, at the Governor’s Mansion. Clyde and Henrietta are the thankful turkeys that will be heading back home after Ivey proclaimed “by the power vested in me, I hereby pardon you from the Thanksgiving dinner…

Poarch Band of Creek Indians Propose New Gambling Plan in Alabama

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians released its comprehensive plan for gaming legislation in Alabama. The proposed plan would include a clean, traditional lottery and two additional hotels/casinos with unlimited gaming. It also includes a one-time $225 million payment to the state for exclusive gaming rights. Under the plan, the Tribe would also share some of its gaming revenue with the…

State Board of Pardons and Parole Board

Board Rejets call for new leadership.

The Pardons and Parole Boars had responded to a letter from the Governor asking for more information in an ongoing dispute with the Board. Their 70 page letter to Governor Ivey includes a rejection of The Governor’s call for a change in leadership. and mixed reaction to other proposed changes.   Categories: Montgomery, News, Statewide Tags: Attorney General, governor ivey,…

Governor Ivey Makes Final Push for Votes

We are less than 24 hours from the primary elections for multiple local and statewide offices.  We’ve been following the campaigns closely for months now, especially the race for governor. Governor Kay Ivey had a busy final day on the campaign trail, making five stops across the state.  Ivey is feeling confident and encouraged going into election day, but says…

Gov. Ivey Signs First Tax Break In More Than a Decade

Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into law a tax break bill that raises the threshold for claiming state income tax exemption. The act sponsored by state Sen. Del Marsh, a Republican, raises the income threshold from $20,000 to $23,000 for married couples filing jointly, heads of households, and single filers. For married individuals filing separately, it rises from $10,000 to…