Governor Kay Ivey

Gov. Ivey Signs General Fund, Education Trust Fund Budgets, Praises Legislature for Approving Her CARES Act Amendment

Gov. Kay Ivey signs the General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets – Photo from the Governor’s Office Gov. Kay Ivey has signed both the 2021 General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets. The budgets will be used starting Oct. 1, the beginning of the next fiscal year. On this final day of the 2020 regular session of the Alabama…

Gov. Kay Ivey, State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris Speak Out about the Need for Montgomery Residents to Continue COVID-19 Precautions

Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris want to remind people across Alabama, and in Montgomery especially, that they need to continue to protect themselves against COVID-19. Some reports say that Montgomery could become a national hot spot for cases. “Let me be abundantly clear: the threat of COVID-19 remains. Montgomery, Alabama has been identified as a…

Gov. Kay Ivey Announces Next Step in Building New State Prisons

Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Corrections have announced the submission of proposals in an effort to improve Alabama’s prisons. In a statement, the Governor’s Office says the following developer teams each submitted a proposal to build at least two new men’s prisons: Alabama Prison Transformation Partners (Star America; BL Harbert International; Butler-Cohen; Arrington Watkins Architects; and Johnson…

Ivey Criticizes Lawmakers for Taking Control of Relief Cash

Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday criticized legislators for taking control of the state’s coronavirus relief money and threatened to delay a needed special session until they disclose their plans “down to the penny.” Ivey issued a tersely worded statement about the relief money that has become a subject of disagreement between the Republican governor and Republican-controlled Alabama Legislature. The governor…

Troy Business Owners React to Updated Safer At Home Order

Local business owners are reacting after watching state and health leaders give an update to the current safer-at-home order. The order is set to expire Thursday. Governor Kay Ivey says she is loosening some restrictions, but maintaining others during the coronavirus pandemic. Leaders are trying to figure out the best way to reopen the economy safely. The new order will…

SBA Begins Accepting Paycheck Protection Program Applications, Governor Ivey Urges Residents to Take Adavantage

The Small Business Administration began accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications Monday, April 27. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program TODAY: SBA will resume accepting #PaycheckProtectionProgram applications from participating lenders. Learn how to apply and find a lender near you. ▶️ https://t.co/HL8Y4ZtSSz — SBA (@SBAgov) April 27, 2020 Governor Ivey released the following statement, urging Alabama small businesses to take advantage of this critical tool:  “Alabama…

Protesters Hold Rally in Montgomery, Demand the Reopening of All Alabama Businesses

While some states are starting to reopen economies,  this week Governor Kay Ivey and state health officials chose not to reopen the state due to continuing Coronavirus concerns. Some people are disagreeing with that decision. “We’re one of the states that need to make phase 1 happen. We need to get small businesses back,” Alabama business owner Jennifer Leary said…

Governor Ivey to Keep Stay-at-Home Order in Place Through April 30

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