Governor Kay Ivey

Covington County Floor Manufacturer Receives $250 Million Investment

Andalusia’s soft and hard floor manufacturing distribution company Shaw Industries Plant 65 location is celebrating a large investment. This comes after its Dalton, Georgia headquarters chose to invest $250 million into the facility. “It’s a huge development for the great state, for Andalusia, and especially for the workers that are here. It’s the largest employer in the county,” Governor Kay…

Gov. Kay Ivey Announces Death of Beloved Dog “Bear”

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey poses for a photo with Bear (Governor’s Office photo) Gov. Kay Ivey has sadly announced the death of her beloved dog “Bear”. Her dog was even recently featured in a TV commercial for her election. This is the official statement on Bear’s passing on Friday: The Office of the Governor is sad to announce the death of Bear, Governor Kay…

Governor Ivey Signs Executive Order, Raises Awareness for 2020 Census

Earlier today, Governor Kay Ivey signed Executive Order 715 which establishes a state-level committee designed to prepare Alabamians for the 2020 U.S. Census. Governor Ivey called it the Alabama Counts! 2020 Census Committee. It will be broken down into subcommittees made up of leaders in healthcare, education, government, and others… who will be used to raise awareness across the state…

Supreme Court Rules States Can Now Collect Taxes from Online Retailers

The Supreme Court has ruled that states can now collect taxes from online retailers even if the retailers are out of state. It’s a decision states and retailers have been waiting on. The high court says states can compel internet sellers to collect sales tax regardless of whether they have a physical presence in the state. The decision overrules a…

Gov. Kay Ivey Says Tariffs Could Hurt Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey is separating herself from President Trump on the issue of trade, saying import tariffs like those supported by the administration would hurt the state. Gov. Kay Ivey released a statement Monday saying import tariffs could cause retaliatory tariffs that would drive up the cost of items made in Alabama and sold abroad. “In 2017, Alabama reached a…

Maddox Wants to Debate Ivey in Governor’s Race

Democratic candidate for governor Walt Maddox wants to debate incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey ahead of the November election. Maddox said after winning the Democratic nomination that he wants to debate Ivey and that Alabama voters deserve to hear from the candidates. Maddox said people are interested in comparing “who is going to be best” to address the state’s problems in…

Gov. Kay Ivey Fires Back Against Accusation Regarding Her Sexuality

Governor Kay Ivey is speaking out against an accusation that she is a lesbian.  She sat down with TV stations today to strongly rebuke the claim. The charge came in a Twitter post from State Rep. Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham), the only gay member of the Alabama Legislature. She tweeted: “Will someone out her for God’s sake….I have heard for years…

Ivey Campaign Ad Praises Confederate Monument Law

Gov. Kay Ivey is airing a campaign ad praising a law she signed that prohibits taking down Confederate monuments. In the 30-second ad, the camera pans around a Confederate memorial outside the state capitol building. Ivey says that when “special interests” wanted to tear down monuments, she signed a law to protect them because “we can’t change or erase our…

Governor Kay Ivey Signs Statewide Ridesharing Bill into Law

Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday — alongside state Representative David Faulkner, state Senator Bobby Singleton, Ride for Alabama coalition members and local rideshare drivers — signed Alabama’s rideshare legislation into law during a bill signing ceremony at the State Capitol.   Alabama is the 45th state in the nation to welcome comprehensive ridesharing, allowing companies like Lyft and Uber to operate statewide. The law officially takes…

Governor’s Listening Tour Stops in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Governor Kay Ivey was in Selma Friday where she met with community leaders and toured one of the home-grown industries located in the city. The visit was part of the governor’s “Listen, Learn, Help, & Lead Tour.” The tour started with a Meet and Greet, followed by a tour of the production facility at Bush…