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Governor Ivey Discusses Coronavirus Pandemic and Alabama Economy

The state wide stay at home order is in effect until April 30, pending a flattened curve of new infections.

In a one-on-one telephone interview with Alabama News Networks Jerome Jones, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey shed some light on Coronavirus and the efforts her administration is taking to re-open Alabama’s economy and stop the spread of the virus. Q: Governor Ivey, has it been stressful for you, knowing that there is no easy answer and no state, local, or federal Government leader…

Protesters Call Execution of Nathaniel Woods a “Modern-Day Lynching”

About 50 family members and friends of Nathaniel Woods were at the State Capitol to see Governor Kay Ivey. They wanted to discuss the lethal injection execution of Woods last week. The protest was led by Jamel Brown and Woods’ daughter, and they entered the Capitol and was given a letter. The letter was said to be from the governor….

AUM Celebrates 50 Years of Service with Mardi Gras Parade

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Former ASU Theatre Chair Dr. Tommie Stewart Appointed to Alabama State School Board

Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday appointed Dr. Tommie ‘Tonea’ Stewart to represent District 5 on the Alabama State Board of Education. Governor Ivey spoke with Dr. Stewart today to ask her to serve. “Alabama’s students and teachers deserve our best, and Dr. Stewart is prepared to offer that,” Governor Ivey said. “Dr. Stewart is bringing forth a great passion and…

1,400 Attend Regional Job Fair in Selma

Alabama Department of Labor officials are calling a regional job fair held in Selma a huge success. Alabama News Network was one of the sponsors of the job far. An estimated 1,400 job seekers attended the job fair, held inside the gymnasium at Selma University. Many had lined up before the doors had opened yesterday morning. More than 40 companies…

Gov. Kay Ivey Expected to Announce Plan to Hike Gas Tax

Gov. Kay Ivey is expected to announce a gas tax proposal this week as infrastructure improvement takes center stage in this year’s legislative session.  Ivey is planning to make her announcement Wednesday in Maplesville. A proposed gas tax increase to fund road and bridge construction is expected to be among the top issues in the legislative session that begins next…

Historic Inauguration Parade

Hundreds of people lined both sides of Dexter Avenue to witness the inauguration parade. Kay Ivey became the first elected female republican governor in the states history. It was a cold morning but that didn’t dampen the spirits of those in attendance. There were people from all four corners of Alabama to witness the historic moment. Bands from Auburn University,…

Alabama Gov. Ivey Extends Fundraising Lead Over Maddox

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has extended her fundraising lead in the race for governor. According to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday, Ivey reported raising more than $735,000 last month. Challenger Walt Maddox reported raising $373,000. Ivey’s largest September contributors were businesses and influential political entities, including $25,000 each from the Alabama Farmers Federation, Drummond Coal, Blue Cross and six other…

Alabama Balks at Funding For Restored Coastal Amtrak Service

Alabama is balking at pledging money to help restart passenger train service along the northern Gulf Coast for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi have to commit almost $35 million total over three years by Thursday to be eligible for the same amount in federal funds that would let Amtrak trains run from New Orleans eastward…

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…