Governor Kay Ivey

Gov. Kay Ivey Says Tariffs Could Hurt Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey is separating herself from President Trump on the issue of trade, saying import tariffs like those supported by the administration would hurt the state. Gov. Kay Ivey released a statement Monday saying import tariffs could cause retaliatory tariffs that would drive up the cost of items made in Alabama and sold abroad. “In 2017, Alabama reached a…

Maddox Wants to Debate Ivey in Governor’s Race

Democratic candidate for governor Walt Maddox wants to debate incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey ahead of the November election. Maddox said after winning the Democratic nomination that he wants to debate Ivey and that Alabama voters deserve to hear from the candidates. Maddox said people are interested in comparing “who is going to be best” to address the state’s problems in…

Gov. Kay Ivey Fires Back Against Accusation Regarding Her Sexuality

Governor Kay Ivey is speaking out against an accusation that she is a lesbian.  She sat down with TV stations today to strongly rebuke the claim. The charge came in a Twitter post from State Rep. Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham), the only gay member of the Alabama Legislature. She tweeted: “Will someone out her for God’s sake….I have heard for years…

Ivey Campaign Ad Praises Confederate Monument Law

Gov. Kay Ivey is airing a campaign ad praising a law she signed that prohibits taking down Confederate monuments. In the 30-second ad, the camera pans around a Confederate memorial outside the state capitol building. Ivey says that when “special interests” wanted to tear down monuments, she signed a law to protect them because “we can’t change or erase our…

Governor Kay Ivey Signs Statewide Ridesharing Bill into Law

Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday — alongside state Representative David Faulkner, state Senator Bobby Singleton, Ride for Alabama coalition members and local rideshare drivers — signed Alabama’s rideshare legislation into law during a bill signing ceremony at the State Capitol.   Alabama is the 45th state in the nation to welcome comprehensive ridesharing, allowing companies like Lyft and Uber to operate statewide. The law officially takes…

Governor’s Listening Tour Stops in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Governor Kay Ivey was in Selma Friday where she met with community leaders and toured one of the home-grown industries located in the city. The visit was part of the governor’s “Listen, Learn, Help, & Lead Tour.” The tour started with a Meet and Greet, followed by a tour of the production facility at Bush…

Governor Ivey Meets With State EMA To Prepare For Tropical Storm Cindy

Governor Kay  Ivey and Emergency Management officials have been keeping a close eye on severe weather conditions statewide and gearing up for whatever may come our way. State Meteorologist  Jim Stefkovich explains “we still want people to be prepared to get the tornado warnings the flash flood warnings”. Ivey says that making sure that state and local agencies are ready to…

Governor Ivey Discusses Future Priorities

In the short time Governor Kay Ivey has been in office she’s already tackled many issues facing the state.  One of her top priorities is improving the state’s image, but she says it cannot happen overnight. “We were under a dark cloud for several months, more than a year, and it’s going to take us some time to really convince…