Tag Archives: Kay Ivey

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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Alabama Gov: Most Businesses May Reopen On Friday

The Birmingham News reports: Alabama is taking its first steps in reopening the state in a plan dubbed “Safer at Home.” Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Tuesday the current stay-at-home order due to coronavirus will be allowed to expire April 30 with the new plan in place May 1 – 15. Most businesses may open subject to sanitation and social-distancing …

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Alabama Gov Rebuffs GOP Pressure To Reopen State

The Birmingham News reports: Gov. Kay Ivey did not announce plans to reopen the state in today’s press conference. Ivey said the state’s stay at home order will remain in place at least through April 30. “Keep doing what you are doing,” Ivey said. “I am as eager as anyone to get our economy back open and operating on all …

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GOP Alabama Gov Apologizes For Wearing Blackface

The Montgomery Advertiser reports: Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday issued an apology for appearing in a racist sketch during her time as an undergraduate at Auburn University in the 1960s. Audio surfaced of a 1967 interview given by Ivey and her then-fiancee, Ben LaRavia, in which LaRavia recalled a party at Auburn’s Baptist Student Union. Ivey participated in at least …

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Alabama Megachurch Granted Own Private Police Force

The Christian Post reports: After several years of seeking to establish a private police force to adequately protect its church and school campuses, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey [photo] has signed legislation allowing the Briarwood Presbyterian Church to do just that despite objections from critics. The ACLU of Alabama argues that the move by Briarwood to establish its own police force …

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LA County Bans Alabama Travel Over Abortion Ban

The Birmingham News reports: Los Angeles County has instituted a one-year travel restriction to Alabama in response to the state’s new restrictive abortion law. HB 314 makes it a felony for doctors in Alabama to perform or attempt to perform an abortion. Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, author of the travel measure, said the bill is nothing more than …

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ALABAMA: GOP Gov Signs Bill To Criminalize Abortion

USA Today reports: Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a near-total abortion ban Wednesday, putting in place one of the nation’s most restrictive laws on the procedure and all but guaranteeing legal challenges. The governor had been quiet about her intentions after the Alabama Senate gave final legislative approval to the bill Tuesday night. “To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation …

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Trump Responds To Alabama Tornadoes With Promise For FEMA’s “A Plus Treatment” (Whatever That Means}

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to give Alabama the “A Plus treatment” on Monday after the state was hit with a devastating tornado that left at least 23 people dead. It was not immediately clear what that treatment would entail, but FEMA spokesman Crystal Paulk-Buchanan told USA TODAY that the agency is working …

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