Governor Kay Ivey

Gov. Kay Ivey Dedicates Alabama Bicentennial Park on State’s 200th Birthday

Hundreds gathered to watch a celebration on the Alabama Capitol steps as Gov. Kay Ivey dedicated the Alabama Bicentennial Park on the state’s 200th birthday. Alabama News Network provided a Special Report with Live coverage on CBS 8 and ABC 32. The park dedication was just one of many events happening throughout downtown Montgomery to remember the day that Alabama…

Governor Ivey Commemorates Wilcox Co. Bicentennial in Hometown of Camden

Governor Ivey was in her hometown of Camden Friday morning to commemorate the bicentennial of Wilcox. Co. The rain and cold did not stop elected officials, students, and residents from coming out to the historic Camden Female Institute to celebrate with Governor Ivey. Camden Mayor Phil Creswell presented Gov. Ivey with a proclamation, and members of Governor Ivey’s 1963 class…

Gov. Ivey Awards Grant to Help Inmates Find Jobs After Release from Prison

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $99,546 grant to help inmates find gainful employment once released from prison. J.F. Ingram State Technical College in Deatsville will use funds to seek and establish a database of employers who are willing to provide employment opportunities for inmates who have been released from prison and have successfully completed vocational training at the school….

EXCLUSIVE Interview with Governor Kay Ivey on 2020 Goals

We sat down with Governor Kay Ivey to discuss her goals for 2020. In an Exclusive interview with Alabama News Network, she discusses her plans to improve roads, build new prisons and bring a massive overhaul to the way the state runs its schools. This is the complete, un-edited interview she provided to Alabama News Network’s Glenn Halbrooks. Categories: Montgomery,…

Gov. Kay Ivey to Attend Selma Job Fair on Thursday

Gov. Kay Ivey will attend the Alabama Department of Labor’s regional job fair in Selma on Thursday and give remarks. Alabama News Network is a partner in this job fair. The job fair is being hosted by the Alabama Career Center System. Other partners include the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs and Selma University. More than 25 employers representing 1,500…

Gov. Ivey Forms Group to Study Prison Issues

Gov. Kay Ivey announced in a statement this morning that by executive order, she has established the Governor’s Study Group on Criminal Justice Policy. The group will analyze data and best practices to further address the challenges facing Alabama’s prison system. Prisons have long been plagued with overcrowded conditions, poor facilities and understaffing. Ivey says she believes that reforming the…

Alabama Schools Plans Projects With More Money From State

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) – A sizable increase in a state education fund is allowing local school systems to pay for school resource officers and maintenance projects, among other things. The Dothan Eagle reports that the money is available after Alabama Governor Kay Ivey this year signed off on the largest education budget to date, topping $7 billion. The Education Trust…

Lawmakers Approve Education Budget with 4% Pay Raise

Alabama lawmakers have given final approval to an education trust fund budget that includes a 4% pay increase for K-12 teachers and other public school employees. Lawmakers gave final approval to the spending plan for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The bill now goes to Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk. Ivey released the following statement, following the Legislature’s action:…

Update: Fate of State School Board in the Hands of Alabama Voters

Alabama voters will decide next year whether they want to abolish the elected state school board and replace it with an appointed commission. The House of Representatives voted 78-21 today for the proposed constitutional amendment that will go before voters next year. Alabamians will vote on the proposal on March 3, 2020. The new nine-member education commission would be appointed…