Governor Kay Ivey

Alabama to Give Some People a Second Chance with Expungement Bill

  Alabama will soon allow people with long-ago convictions for certain low-level crimes to apply to have their records wiped clean. The Alabama Legislature approved an expanded expungement bill  that was signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey. The bill is called the Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment and Eliminate Recidivism  Act — or the REDEEMER Act. It would…

Gov. Kay Ivey Signs Ban on Transgender Athletes

FILE – Gov. Kay Ivey Alabama is the latest state to ban transgender girls from playing on female public school sports teams. Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday signed legislation that says public K-12 schools cannot allow a “biological male” to participate on a female team. Idaho last year became the first state to pass such a ban, but it faces…

Alabama’s Pre-K Program Ranked Best in Nation for 15th Straight Year

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) ranks Alabama First Class Pre-K as the nation’s highest quality state pre-kindergarten program for the 15th consecutive year. “Ensuring our youngest learners have a strong start to their educational journeys is important now, more than ever. Alabama continues to set the nationwide bar for our success with…

Gov. Kay Ivey Signs Bill to Make the Sweet Potato Alabama’s Official Vegetable

Alabama now has an official state vegetable: the sweet potato. Gov. Kay Ivey’s office said Friday that the governor signed the bill naming the sweet potato as the state vegetable.  A labama has a long list of official state emblems, including an official state fruit, bird and amphibian. Like others, the bill to elevate the tuber started as a classroom…

Sweet potato could be Alabama’s official state vegetable

File Photo (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The sweet potato could soon be the official state vegetable of Alabama. The Alabama Legislature on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill to name the sweet potato as the official state vegetable. The House of Representatives voted 94-4 for the bill, sending it on to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey for…

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Statement on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

(Johnson & Johnson via AP, File) Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a statement on the federal government recommendation that use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine be paused. In a joint statement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in…