Governor Kay Ivey

2020 Legislative Session Starts Today, with State of the State Address Tonight

The 2020 session of the Alabama Legislature begins today, with Gov. Kay Ivey delivering her annual State of the State Address tonight. The House of Representatives and the Senate will both come into session this afternoon. Some of the biggest issues facing lawmakers this year are prison reform, education, mental health and health care. Other perennial issues that will likely…

ADECA Director Preparing for State Census Tour

On Tuesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey will deliver her State of the State address to kick off the 2020 legislative session.. One thing she’s expected to touch on: the importance of the 2020 Census. Alabama’s population count of adults and children will lead to billions of dollars in federal funding- money that many organizations need. “For the next ten years,…

Governor Ivey Tripped by Dog, Injures Shoulder

Governor Kay Ivey suffered an injury Tuesday night while at her home. The governor says she tripped over Alabama’s First Dog Missy and injured her shoulder. She says she will be in a sling for a while but doesn’t expect the injury to slow her down on her gubernatorial duties. Ivey says she will keep everyone updated on the status…

What Can we Expect From the 2020 Alabama Legislative Session?

The 2020 Alabama Legislative Session is just over a week away, so what can we expect from lawmakers? Last year two lottery bills stalled in the state house, but Monday Republican Representative Steve Clouse announced that he would introducing a lottery bill this session. Find that story here. Another issue that lawmakers have been working on, is repealing a grocery tax…

Gov. Ivey Updates Alabama Residents on Health Condition

In an ongoing effort to keep the people of Alabama updated on her health, Governor Kay Ivey issued the following statement: “Yesterday, my doctors performed a follow-up examination on the site where I received three radiation treatments last September to treat the small, isolated malignancy that was discovered on my lung. Needless to say, I was extremely appreciative to receive…

A Preview of Alabama Politics in 2020

The Alabama Legislative Session is set to begin in just a few weeks, and with a new year comes new political agendas. Last year we saw a controversial abortion bill pass through the Legislature, and talks of an Alabama lottery stalled before it gained any traction. The year 2020 is expected to have a host of crucial bills pass through…

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,…