Kay Ivey News & Articles

Alabama to Open European Office to Advance Economic Development

By Brent Wilson on August 27, 2019

Governor Kay Ivey announced today that the Alabama Department of Commerce has opened a business development office in Stuttgart, Germany, to enhance the state’s strategic efforts to attract European companies considering job-creating investments in…

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Vuteq to Create 200 Jobs at Huntsville Plant

By Brent Wilson on August 21, 2019

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that global automotive supplier Vuteq USA plans to invest more than $60 million to open a manufacturing facility to serve the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. (MTMUS) auto assembly…

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Auburn University, University of Alabama and AL Dept. of Public Health Receive $3.3 Million To Improve Highway Saftey

By Brent Wilson on August 21, 2019

Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced $3.3 million in grants are being awarded to Auburn University, The University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Public Health. Funds from the grants will go to…

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AL House Minority Leader Daniels Right To Call For Comprehensive Prison Reform

By Clete Wetli on July 15, 2019 | Opinion

The state has known for many years that its prisons were overcrowded and understaffed. Further, it has perennially ignored the widespread abuse and neglect of prisoners in its care.

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Alabama College Free Speech Law Opens Door for Extremism and Hate

By Clete Wetli on June 17, 2019 | Opinion

This was just more absurdist political theater from the Republicans, but it also clearly shows that they have a real problem finding the courage to denounce prejudice and bigotry.

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Gov. Ivey Signs Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill

By Brent Wilson on June 10, 2019

Gov. Kay Ivey signed SB 236 into law today. The bill, sponsored by Tim Melson (R-Florence), will set up a commission to study the best path forward for legalizing medical marijuana…

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Let’s Ride Rails Again, Mobile! Amtrak Set To Resume Mobile-New Orleans

By David Preston on June 9, 2019 | Opinion

On Friday, June 7th, Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker announced that the Southern Rail Commission received a grant from the Federal Government for $33 million.  This…

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A Look Back At The 2019 Alabama Legislative Session

By Brent Wilson on June 5, 2019

The 2019 Alabama Legislative Session was one of the most controversial sessions in Alabama history so let’s look at what all was accomplished and what was left on the table this year.

What Passed…

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Alabama State Rep. Jimmy Martin Passes Away

By Brent Wilson on May 31, 2019

Very sad news as we head into what appears to be the last day of the 2019 Legislative Session.

State Rep. Jimmy Martin (R-Clanton) has died, according to State Sen. Cam…

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Civil Asset Forfeiture Disclosures Will Soon Be Required In Alabama

By Brent Wilson on May 30, 2019

The House has given final passage to a substitute bill of SB 191 that would increase transparency around civil asset forfeiture in Alabama. The bill becomes law immediately after approval from Governor Kay…

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