Governor Kay Ivey

Longtime Montgomery County DA Investigator retires after 30 years

Montgomery County DA’s Office Throws Retirement Party for Denny Merritt/Source: Alabama News Network Show Caption Hide Caption Montgomery County DA’s Office Throws Retirement Party for Denny Merritt/Source: Alabama News Network Show Caption Hide Caption Montgomery County DA’s Office Throws Retirement Party for Denny Merritt/Source: Alabama News Network Show Caption Hide Caption Montgomery County DA Investigator Denny Merritt received a proclamation…

Alabama jobless rate at 3.3% in June, better than US average

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s jobless rate declined to 3.3% in June, well below the national average, as state leaders emphasized keeping the economy going amid concerns about a resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Kay Ivey’s office said Friday the state unemployment rate was down slightly from 3.4% in May. That’s much better than the rate of 7.7% from…

Governor Ivey Appoints Rep. Bill Poole As State’s Next Finance Director

Poole's appointment is effective August 1.

Rep. Bill Poole/Source: Governor’s Office Governor Kay Ivey has tapped State Rep. Bill Poole to serve as the newest finance director. Rep. Poole, who is the Republican lawmaker out of Tuscaloosa, is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives and has served as the House Ways and Means education chairman for the last eight years. “Bill Poole is one…

New Graphite Processing Processing Plant Hiring Over 100 Workers, Paying Average of $21.15/Hour

Governor Kay Ivey announced Tuesday that Westwater Resources Inc. plans to build a first-of-its-kind advanced graphite processing plant in Coosa County, putting Alabama at the forefront in the production of an essential material in batteries that power electrical vehicles, electronics and other green energy products and equipment. Westwater said its Alabama Graphite Products LLC subsidiary plans to make an initial…