Governor Kay Ivey

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…

Governor Ivey Signs Alcohol Delivery Bill into Law

Starting October 1, 2021, people in Alabama will be able to have beer, wine, and liquor delivered to their homes. The Governor’s Office confirmed to Alabama News Network that Governor Kay Ivey signed the alcohol delivery bill into law on Monday. The beverages would only be delivered to people age 21 and older by companies licensed to deliver. There would…

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Statement on Sec. of State John Merrill

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has announced that he will not run for any elected office next year after saying he made poor choices that impacted his family. Merrill is a prominent state Republican leader who was widely viewed as having higher political ambitions. He told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that he made choices that were not…

Gov. Ivey Rescinds Mask Mandate, Issues new “Safer Apart” Order

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued her twenty-sixth supplemental emergency proclamation transitioning the state from an amended Safer at Home Order to a new Safer Apart Order, the third phase of COVID-19 pandemic health orders. Ivey cites the increase in vaccinations, and the down trending number of new cases in the state. Masks will no longer be mandated statewide, but…

Ivey: Alabama Face Mask Mandate Will End April 9 Despite Biden Request

A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the state’s mask mandate will end April 9 despite the president’s request for states to reinstate them. Ivey spokeswoman Gina Maiola said Monday that we are moving towards personal responsibility and not government mandates. President Joe Biden and a top health official on Monday appealed for mask requirements and other restrictions to…

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues State of Emergency for 28 Counties Because of Severe Weather

Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a state of emergency for 28 counties ahead of the severe weather that is expected in Alabama today and tonight. The state of emergency goes into effect at 10:00 a.m. CDT. In the Alabama News Network viewing area, the state of emergency covers Greene, Hale, Marengo and Perry counties, which are all in West Alabama….