Tag Archives: Kay Ivey

Alabama Signs Deal To Build Prison With COVID Funds

NPR reports: Alabama officials have signed a contract to build a new state prison — part of a $1.3 billion construction plan partly using pandemic relief funds — but have not released many of the details. A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey confirmed the state signed a contract with Caddell Construction Co., effective April 15 for construction of a …

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Alabama Gov: “Liberals Stole The Election From Trump”

“The fake news, Big Tech and blue state liberals stole the election from President Trump. But here in Alabama, we are making sure that never happens. We have not, and will not, send absentee ballots to everyone and their brother. “We banned corrupt curbside voting, and our results will always be audited. I’m Kay Ivey. The left is probably offended. …

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Alabama Gov Signs “Don’t Say Gay” And Anti-Trans Bills

The Birmingham News reports: Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday signed a pair of controversial anti-LGBT bills into law, a day after the state Legislature passed the legislation along party lines on the last day of the legislative session. Ivey signed SB184, which criminalizes gender-affirming surgeries for trans youth. The governor also signed HB322, dubbed by opponents as the ‘Don’t Say …

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Alabama Gov Signs Permitless Concealed Carry Bill

Montgomery’s CBS News affiliate reports: Gov. Kay Ivey has signed the bill that eliminates the requirement of a state permit to carry a concealed handgun. She signed House Bill 272 Thursday shortly after its final passage in the Statehouse. “Unlike states who are doing everything in their power to make it harder for law abiding citizens, Alabama is reaffirming our …

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Alabama Set To Begin Executions Via Gas Chamber

Birmingham’s CBS News affiliate reports: The State of Alabama believes it will finalize its protocol for executing death row inmates by nitrogen suffocation “within months.” In a federal court hearing held Friday afternoon, Richard Anderson, a lawyer representing the state attorney general’s office, said that while the state could not provide a “date certain,” officials believe an execution protocol using …

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Trump Seeking Revenge Against GOP Alabama Gov

The Birmingham News reports: Former President Donald Trump has discussed giving his endorsement to U.S. Senate candidate Lynda Blanchard if she drops her bid and runs for governor against Kay Ivey, according to a report published Friday. Trump is said to be unhappy with Ivey, whom he blames for the cancellation of a July 3 “Freedom Rally” at USS Alabama …

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AL Gov Orders State Agencies To Defy Biden Mandates

The Washington Post reports: Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) ordered state agencies to resist the Biden administration’s coronavirus vaccine mandates on Monday, pledging to fight the White House in court. In her executive order, she says state officials should not penalize any business or individual for ignoring federal vaccine mandates. It also says that even when compelled to enforce federal …

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AL Gov Signs Bills To Use COVID Money For Prisons

CNN reports: Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law Friday a number of prison infrastructure bills that will use coronavirus relief funds to build new prisons in the state, calling it a “pivotal moment for the trajectory of our state’s criminal justice system.” Ivey, a Republican, had convened a special session of the Alabama Legislature to discuss how to fix …

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AL To Use COVID Relief Funds To Build New Prisons

The Washington Post reports: Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) is hitting back after criticism over plans to use coronavirus pandemic relief funds provided by the federal government to finance the construction of new prisons in the Southern state. “The Democrat-controlled federal government has never had an issue with throwing trillions of dollars toward their ideological pet projects,” Ivey said in …

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Alabama Secretary Of State Flips Out After Mike Lindell Claims 100K 2020 Votes Were “Flipped” Via Bluetooth

The Birmingham News reports: Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill is disputing claims cybercriminals “flipped” 100,000 votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. The claims came from Mike Lindell, the founder of MyPillow and an adviser to former president Trump. He visited Merrill and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey last week, saying he planned to run …

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GOP Alabama Gov Calls Out Anti-Vaxxers: “These Folks Are Choosing A Horrible Lifestyle Of Self-Inflicted Pain”

“Let’s be crystal clear about this issue. And media, I want you to start reporting the facts. The new cases of COVID are because of unvaccinated folks. Almost 100% of the new hospitalizations are with unvaccinated folks. “And the deaths are certainly occurring with the unvaccinated folks. These folks are choosing a horrible lifestyle of self-inflicted pain. “I don’t know, …

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GOP Alabama Gov Signs Ban On Vaccine Passports

The Birmingham News reports: Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into law a bill to ban “vaccine passports,” which the legislation defines as any document issued by a state or local government to verify that a person has received a vaccination. The Legislature passed the bill on the last day of the session a week ago. The new law says …

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GOP Alabama Gov Signs Medical Weed Bill Into Law

The Birmingham News reports: Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into law a bill that will allow Alabamians to use medical marijuana products for more than a dozen conditions and symptoms. The bill, Senate Bill 46, sets up a system to regulate medical marijuana from the cultivation of the plants, to processing and testing the products, to selling them in dispensaries. …

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Alabama Axes Anti-LGBT Language From Sex Education

MetroWeekly reports: Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) has signed a bill into law reforming the state’s sex education standards, removing anti-LGBTQ language that previously required teachers to condemn homosexuality and portray it in a negative light. It removes the requirement that teachers must tell students that homosexuality is “not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public” and that “homosexual conduct …

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GOP Alabama Governor Signs Anti-Trans Youth Bill

The Montgomery Advertiser reports: Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday signed a bill banning transgender youth from playing public school sports of the gender with which they align. The legislation is one of several bills targeting transgender youth in the Alabama Legislature this year. The bills have drawn protests from transgender youth, their families and advocates, and will likely lead to …

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Alabama Governor To Lift Mask Mandate On April 9th

The Birmingham News reports: Alabama’s mask order will end April 9, Gov. Kay Ivey announced today. Ivey said the roughly one month mask extension allows businesses ample time to implement their own policies and make adjustments ahead of the deadline. Several major retailers – including Kroger, Target and Walgreens – indicated they will leave orders requiring facial coverings in place …

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AL Gov Extends Mask Order, Rule Includes Schools

The Alabama Political Reporter reports: Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday extended her “safer-at-home” order, which includes a statewide mandate to wear face masks in public, until Aug. 31, with the addition of a requirement for masks to be worn in most classrooms statewide. Ivey’s amended order Tuesday mandates that face masks be worn by employees and students in classrooms from …

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Statewide Mask Order

The Birmingham News reports: Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a statewide mask order. The order states a face covering must be worn in public when in close contact with other people. Specifically, it stipulates the order says Alabamians must wear a mask when you are within 6 feet of a person from another household in an indoor space open to …

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Alabama Hospitals Near Crisis, 82% Of ICU Beds Filled

Montgomery’s ABC News affiliate reports: Over the last 24 hours, the state of Alabama’s seen a record increase in COVID-19 cases with more than 1,100 cases added in a single day. UAB’s Dr. Jeanne Marazzo attributes the surge to the relaxation in people’s efforts to social distance and wear masks. “We are giving the virus more of an opportunity to …

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Alabama Sees Fourth Day Of Record New COVID Cases

The Alabama Reporter reports: Alabama has recorded record numbers of new coronavirus cases for four straight days amid a worsening outbreak in the state. On Sunday, Alabama reported more than 1,000 cases in a day for the first time since the pandemic began, marking a fourth-consecutive record following 888 cases seen on Saturday, 859 cases on Friday and 848 cases …

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