Kay Ivey News & Articles

Alabama’s Going to Learn the Hard Way

By Clete Wetli on May 24, 2020 | Opinion

Premature reopening is nothing more than an unnecessary gamble with precious, irreplaceable human lives.

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Alabama Legislature Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill

By Dakota Layton on May 19, 2020

On Monday, the Alabama House and Senate passed Governor Kay Ivey’s plan for using the $1.8 billion allocated to the state by the CARES Act, the massive $2 trillion stimulus package that was passed…

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The Emperor’s New Mask

By Clete Wetli on May 14, 2020 | Opinion

Not too long ago, I wrote a piece about how whether we like it or not, the COVID-19 pandemic is political. I didn’t realize how deeply true and prophetic that statement was at the…

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Alabama Republican Legislators Seek To Divert COVID-19 Federal Aid To Build New Prison, State House Building

By Brent Wilson on May 7, 2020

As part of the federal government’s COVID-19 CARES Act, Alabama received $1.8 Billion dollars in aid to help the state weather the pandemic and provide necessary funding during hard economic times.

Today, Kay Ivey

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Progressive Tax Changes Would Allow Alabama’s Budgets To Endure And Rebuild After COVID-19

By Carol Gundlach on May 2, 2020 | Opinion

Alabamians are living through hard times right now. Thousands of people are sick. Many more are scared or out of work. Uncertainty is everywhere amid a pandemic with no clear timetable or end game.

As…

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AL House Minority Leader: More Questions Than Answers, Passing Budget Now Irresponsible

By Brent Wilson on April 29, 2020

The Alabama House Minority Leader, Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville), addressed plans to reconvene the legislative session today. Majority leaders have announced plans to reconvene the regular session on May 4, with plans to pass…

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Kay Ivey Signs Special Session For Gas Tax

Kay Ivey’s Decisions Will Be Judged By History

By Jeremy Jeffcoat on April 29, 2020 | Opinion

Governor Kay Ivey is now entering the “re-opening” phase of the COVID-19 crisis, with Ivey announcing her phased re-opening plan on Tuesday. Fair or not, these decisions over the next weeks and months will…

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AL Democratic Congressional Candidates Urge Lawmakers to Expand Medicaid

By Dakota Layton on April 29, 2020

On Wednesday, Alabama Democratic Congressional candidates, Phyliss Harvey-Hall (AL-02), Dr. Adia Winfrey (AL-03), and Rick Neighbors (AL-04) issued a joint statement urging state lawmakers to expand Medicaid.

The candidates declared, “The accelerating…

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Gov. Ivey: Safer-At-Home Order Will Go Into Effect on April 30th at 5 P.M.

By Dakota Layton on April 28, 2020

At a press conference on Tuesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced that the current Stay-At-Home order will expire on April 30th at 5 p.m.

“On April 30th, our current stay-at-home order will expire,”…

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Governor Kay Ivey and ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor held a Star ID Press Conference on the State Capitol steps Tuesday October 1, 2019 in Montgomery,  Ala. (Governor's Office/Hal Yeager)

Rep. Garrett: Ivey Will Announce Reopening Plans Tomorrow

By Dakota Layton on April 27, 2020

On Monday, Alabama State Rep. Danny Garrett tweeted that Governor Kay Ivey would an announcement tomorrow regarding her plans for reopening the state’s economy.

On a call w/ members of…

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