Governor Kay Ivey

Alabama’s “Non-Essential Businesses” Closed Until April 17

Gov. Kay Ivey was joined by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris for a news conference this morning, when it was announced that all businesses that are considered “non-essential” in Alabama would be closed until 5 p.m. on April 17. The closures would take effect on Saturday, March 28 at 5 p.m. At that time, all non-work related gatherings of…

Governor Ivey Extends Deadline to File State Income Taxes to July 15

Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Revenue announced Monday that the state income tax filing due date is extended from April 15, to July 15.   Taxpayers can also defer state income tax payments due on April 15, to July 15, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals,…

Restaurant Owner Shares Concerns About CoronaVirus Effects

A state-wide health order update is now in effect— as state officials try to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. Restrictions include prohibiting gatherings of 25 people or more, and the closing of beaches and schools. Local restaurants are also under strict orders, which is affecting their income. Eastchase’s Full Moon Bar-B-Que is just one restaurant in the Capital City…

Gov. Kay Ivey Announces Help for Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that the state’s small businesses negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic are now eligible for help from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The program will help qualified businesses and non-profit groups recover. “Small businesses represent the backbone of Alabama’s economy, and many of them need immediate help in these…

Gov. Kay Ivey’s Gambling Study Group Holding First Meeting

The study group that Gov. Kay Ivey formed in order to study the effects of any expansion of gambling in the state of the Alabama is holding its first meeting. Ivey announced that she wanted to form a study group during her State of the State Address.  The state has some electronic bingo operations, but no lottery or other forms…

Gov. Kay Ivey Announces Members of Group Studying Gambling

  Gov. Kay Ivey has announced the members of her Study Group for Gambling Policy. She had announced the formation of the group during her State of the State Address earlier this month. The group will gather information to help her, the Legislature, and Alabama voters to understand how a possible expansion of gaming would impact the state. Currently, the…

Update: Gov. Kay Ivey Releases Statement about Shooting Death of Kimberly Police Officer

Gov. Kay Ivey says she has spoken to the parents of the Kimberly police officer who was shot during a chase last night. The officer’s death was announced this morning. Ivey says she has offered her deepest condolences. “I am profoundly grieved to hear of the passing of the Kimberly police officer who was shot in the line of duty…

Governor Ivey Delivers 2020 State of the State Address

Tuesday, February 4, Governor Kay Ivey delivered the 2020 State of the State address. In her speech, Ivey touched on Alabama prisons, education, job creation, etc. Click link for Ivey’s full speech. Watch the speech on the Alabama News Network Facebook page.   Categories: Montgomery, News, Statewide Tags: Alabama Legislature, alabama state of the state, Governor Kay Ivey, State of…

Lawmakers Return For 2020 Legislative Session

Ahead of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s State of the State address, lawmakers returned to the State House Tuesday for the first day of the regular legislative session. Lawmakers have had April 4th circled on their calendars for a long time. Some of the Representatives tell Alabama News Network they’re excited to return and tackle some of the issues the state…