Governor Kay Ivey

Gov. Ivey activates nearly 250 Alabama National Guard soldiers in support of Inauguration

Preparations take place for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building. Trump has never been one to acknowledge he’s lost. By his own words, he hates losing. The storming of the Capitol by his partisans this week was the culmination…

Gov. Kay Ivey Gets COVID Vaccine, Calls It “A Safe Thing to Do”

Photo from Office of Gov. Kay Ivey/Hal Yeager Gov. Kay Ivey has become one of the first governors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. She received the first of the two-shot Pfizer vaccine at a Montgomery hospital on Monday, a move aimed at building public confidence in the vaccines. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris also received the vaccine. Two top…

Gov. Kay Ivey’s Study Group on Gambling Releases 876-Page Report

Report Describes the Benefits and Costs of Expanding Gambling in Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey’s study group on gambling has released an 876-page report on the impact any expansion of gambling would have on the state. She formed the group in February with former Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange serving as chairman. Most forms of gambling are illegal in Alabama, even though they are allowed in most other states. But some gambling does…

Governor Ivey Extends Statewide Mask Order Until January 22

The statewide mask order that was set to expire this Friday has been extended. Governor Kay Ivey announced the extension this morning in a press conference. The Extended Safer at Home order now goes until January 22nd, 2021, at 5:00PM. The rest of the current order remains the same. Governor Ivey also extended the public health emergency until March 8,…

Gov. Kay Ivey Reiterates Return to In-Person Classes

  On Tuesday Gov. Kay Ivey  issued a statement, urging school systems to return to in-person classes. View Alabama’s COVID-19 School Dashboard. On Monday, the state set a record of COVID-19 hospitalizations, at 1,717.  Alabama Hospital Association President Dr. Don Williamson, the former longtime state health officer, told Alabama News Network , “Frankly, the next eight weeks, I think, will…

MPS Parents and Officials React to Gov. Ivey’s Statement

On Tuesday, Governor Kay Ivey released a statement urging educational officials to return to in-person learning as soon as possible. As COVID-19 hospitalizations reached a record high this week, several MPS parents say they are concerned with the governor’s decision. Some say Governor Ivey should consider waiting until vaccines are approved and distributed. Other parents suggest, leaving it up to…

Gov. Kay Ivey Pardons Turkeys in Time-Honored Alabama Tradition

  Gov. Kay Ivey once again took part in a time-honored Alabama tradition. On the grounds of the Alabama Governor’s Mansion this morning, she pardoned two turkeys just in time for Thanksgiving. The turkeys, always named “Clyde” and “Henrietta”, came from the Bates Turkey Farm in Fort Deposit. They will get to live their lives in peace without worrying about…

Occupancy Restrictions Removed in Gov. Ivey’s Amended Safer at Home Order

Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris have just updated Alabama’s Safer at Home Order to abolish restrictions on occupancy rates. The order is effective immediately and applies to retail stores, gyms and fitness centers and entertainment venues. An exception to social distancing guidelines is allowed for barbershops, hair salons, gyms, and restaurants if people wear mask…