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Gov. Ivey Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Honoring Congressman Lewis

Governor Ivey is ordering flags to be flown at half-staff this weekend to honor the life of U.S. Congressman John Lewis. The flags will fly at half-staff from sunrise on Saturday, July 25 to sunrise on Monday, July 27. Starting Saturday, a six-day Celebration of Life ceremonies will begin in Troy, with stops that include Selma and Montgomery. Rep. Lewis…

Governor Ivey Proclaims July 22 as “Sweet Grown Alabama Day”

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Governor Ivey Announces $100 Million Small Business Grant Program “Revive Alabama”

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the Revive Alabama grant program to support small businesses in Alabama that have been impacted by COVID-19. Revive Alabama will reimburse small businesses up to a combined $100 million for expenses they have incurred due to operational interruptions caused by the pandemic and related business closures. “In many ways, our small businesses were hit…

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…