Governor Kay Ivey

Gov. Kay Ivey Welcomes Review of Decision to Move Space Command Headquarters to Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey says she welcomes a federal review of the decision to move the Space Command headquarters from Colorado to Huntsville. Ivey said today that she believes the review will confirm that Alabama was the right choice. The Department of Defense’s inspector general announced Friday that it was reviewing the Trump administration’s last-minute decision to relocate U.S. Space Command…

Ivey Q&A: Governor discusses gambling, prisons and COVID

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she will not negotiate a compact with a federal Native American tribe unless voters approve expanded gambling. Ivey sat down with reporters Wednesday and said that state voters should have the final say over whether to expand casino offerings or create a state lottery. The Republican governor also defended her decision…

Opening Day of the Legislature to Feature “State of the State” Address

FILE – Gov. Kay Ivey (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File) Alabama lawmakers will return to Montgomery for the 2021 regular session, which will be conducted differently because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers convene at noon today. Republican lawmakers have said a top priority will be legislation to shield companies and others from civil lawsuit liability during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alabama lawmakers…

Montgomery Public Schools Asks the State to Make MPS Employee Vaccinations a Priority

Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore and members of the Montgomery County school board have sent a letter to Gov. Kay Ivey and State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris asking that they make the COVID-19 vaccine a priority for MPS employees. The school system is going all-virtual starting Monday. That decision was made after several employees died of…

Governor Ivey Extends Statewide Mandatory Mask Order to March 5

On Thursday, January 21, Governor Kay Ivey announced she will extend the mandatory mask order. The mask order will be extended until March 5. Health officials urged Governor Ivey to extend the mask order that was set to expire Friday, January 22. July 15, 2020 is when the mask order was first implemented. Alabama this week began making vaccines available to…

Gov. Ivey activates nearly 250 Alabama National Guard soldiers in support of Inauguration

Preparations take place for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building. Trump has never been one to acknowledge he’s lost. By his own words, he hates losing. The storming of the Capitol by his partisans this week was the culmination…

Gov. Kay Ivey Gets COVID Vaccine, Calls It “A Safe Thing to Do”

Photo from Office of Gov. Kay Ivey/Hal Yeager Gov. Kay Ivey has become one of the first governors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. She received the first of the two-shot Pfizer vaccine at a Montgomery hospital on Monday, a move aimed at building public confidence in the vaccines. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris also received the vaccine. Two top…

Gov. Kay Ivey’s Study Group on Gambling Releases 876-Page Report

Report Describes the Benefits and Costs of Expanding Gambling in Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey’s study group on gambling has released an 876-page report on the impact any expansion of gambling would have on the state. She formed the group in February with former Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange serving as chairman. Most forms of gambling are illegal in Alabama, even though they are allowed in most other states. But some gambling does…