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Kay Ivey: State Of The State Address

Written by Kay Ivey on February 4, 2020
Kay Ivey State of the State Address

Below is the full prepared transcript of the State of the State Address Kay Ivey delivered. It is not verbatim to how the speech was delivered. Lieutenant Governor Ainsworth, Pro Tempore Marsh, Speaker McCutcheon, Speaker Pro Tempore Gaston, members of the Alabama Legislature, Chief Justice…

Madison County 2020 Transportation Plan

Better late than never. Madison County has released its 2020 Transportation Plan, the last county to do so. The plan lists road projects for the county that will take advantage of extra funds from the Rebuild Alabama Act. Madison County commissioners approved a $4 million…

Alabama’s revenue problem isn’t new. We’ve been doing nothing about it for over a decade. Each time a sensible reform or creative solution is proposed, it’s killed by right-wing hardliners.

Kay Ivey Announces Signing of Rebuild Alabama Act

That’s all folks. In one of the largest tax hikes in Alabama’s recent history, Kay Ivey signed into law the Rebuild Alabama Act just five days after it was introduced in a Special Session. By October 2021 your gas tax will have increased to .10…

Alabama House of Representatives Chambers

The Alabama House has approved the Rebuild Alabama Act by a vote of 83-20. A breakdown of the bill can be found here, but essentially increases the Alabama gas and diesel tax by 10 cents. The House also approved HB 3, which approves borrowing money…

Kay Ivey Signs Special Session For Gas Tax

The Rebuild Alabama ACT has passed and has been signed into law. The Rebuild Alabama Act has officially been released and while the gas tax has been the most talked about issue related to the Act, the bill calls for other increases as well. Check…

Alabama State Senate

The Alabama Senate has adjourned meaning that it is now very likely that Gov. Kay Ivey will call a Special Session in order to make it easier to pass the gas tax bill. The House is expected to also follow suit. The gas tax bill…

Alabama GOP About To Eat Crow Over Proposed Gas Tax

After years of vociferously attacking any type of taxation or revenue increase for public services as inherently evil, the Alabama GOP is awkwardly poised to battle a rhetorical nightmare of its own creation. It ironically illuminates the hypocrisy of the GOP platform because finding revenue…