MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers voted Tuesday to exempt economic developers from the state law that governs lobbyists, making permanent a temporary exemption that was approved last...
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate convicted in the 1991 sword-and-dagger slaying of a pastor was spared a lethal injection when his death warrant expired before a divided U.S. Supreme Court...
Seat maker to hire 400 workers for Alabama plant
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A company that will make seats for a new car plant in north Alabama will open a more than $50 million factory in Athens.
Gov. Kay Ivey and other officials announced plans...
Former Ivey spokesman in crowded GOP House primary
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former spokesman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is joining a crowded field in a special election to fill a Montgomery legislative seat.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Justice Department's report finding unconstitutional conditions in Alabama's prisons (all times local):
Ivey sets dates for legislative special election
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is calling a special election to fill the Montgomery legislative seat of a lawmaker who recently died.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some Republican leaders in Montgomery might have cracked open the door to Medicaid expansion in Alabama, but also say it won't become a reality unless a funding source can...
GE Aviation to expand in Alabama city, create 60 jobs
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says GE Aviation is planning a $50 million expansion at its Auburn facility.
Al.com reports Ivey on Wednesday announced the expansion, which she...
Ivey signs gas tax increase into law
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama drivers will see a 10-cent per gallon increase in the state gas tax to fund road and bridge construction, under legislation signed into law Tuesday by Alabama Gov....
The Latest: Ivey signs gas tax increase into law
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on a proposed gas tax increase(all times local):
Alabama Gov, Kay Ivey has signed a 10-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax increase into law.
Gas tax proposal continues on legislative fast track
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama Senate committee approved a proposed 10-cent per gallon gasoline tax increase Monday, keeping the bill on the legislative fast track in the special session...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Drivers in Alabama would see a 10-cent per gallon increase in the state gas tax to fund road and bridge construction, under legislation approved Friday by the state House...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's proposed 10-cent gasoline tax increase cleared its first committee obstacle Thursday, but now heads to the full House of Representatives - where it...
BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's governor walked a country road lined with shattered mobile homes Wednesday as the search for victims of a monstrous tornado ended and residents salvaged what they...
BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the tornado that killed 23 people in rural Alabama (all times local):
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey toured tornado damage in rural Lee County,...
Gov. Kay Ivey calls special session on gas tax
MONGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday called state lawmakers into an immediate special session focused on her proposed gasoline tax increase to fund road and bridge...
Issues to watch in the 2019 legislative session
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers return for the 2019 legislative session on Tuesday. Gov. Kay Ivey will discuss her agenda in her State of the State address Tuesday evening. Here are some...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As she stakes out an agenda for her first full term as governor, one of Republican Gov. Kay Ivey's initiatives is a proposed 10-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase to fund road...
Ivey proposing 10 cent gas tax hike in Alabama
MAPLESVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday proposed a 10-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase to fund road and bridge construction in a state where she says the infrastructure is...
Gov. Kay Ivey set to announce infrastructure plan
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is expected to announce a gas tax proposal this week as infrastructure improvement takes center stage in this year's legislative session.
Alabama Gov. Ivey unveils proposal to build new prisons
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Saying Alabama needs a solution to its ongoing prison crisis, Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced a plan to build three new regional prisons that will house thousands of prisoners.
Prison system seeks money to hire 500 more officers
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Facing a federal court order to improve prison conditions and "unacceptably high" rates of violence, Alabama Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn said Wednesday that the department is seeking state funding to hire 500 additional corrections officers.
Alabama police department: ‘All crime’ cancelled due to snow
PRICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A police department in Alabama has jokingly announced that all crime has been cancelled until further notice due to the possibility of snow.
The Priceville Police Department in Morgan County also announced the suspension of "doing really dumb things" in a Facebook post .
Light snow reported in parts of north central Alabama
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Light snow is falling in parts of central Alabama and officials say up to 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow is possible as a storm system moves across the state.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for 27 counties until noon Tuesday. That advisory includes Anniston, Birmingham, Gadsden, Talladega, Tuscaloosa and Selma. Forecasters canceled a winter storm warning that had been posted earlier.
Blue Origin breaks ground on Huntsville rocket engine plant
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A rocket company founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos broke ground Friday on a new $200 million engine plant in north Alabama.
Company and government officials attended the groundbreaking ceremony in Huntsville for the rocket engine plant. The facility will make Blue Origin's BE-4 engine to power a new generation of launch vehicles produced by United Launch Alliance.
State might lease prisons instead of building them
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As Gov. Kay Ivey looks to replace Alabama's troubled state prisons, one option would be to lease facilities built by private developers — a strategy that may allow her to bypass the state Legislature where past construction proposals have faltered.
In her inaugural address Monday, Ivey said that she would announce a prison plan in the coming days.
Former congressman named Ivey chief of staff
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Congressman Jo Bonner has been named as Gov. Kay Ivey's new chief of staff.
Ivey announced the change Tuesday, a day after her inauguration for her first full term.
Steve Pelham, Ivey's longtime chief of staff, is leaving to take a position at Auburn University.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey sworn in for first full term
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Saying it is time to build the foundation of a better future, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey began her first full term as governor Monday with a call for more investment in state infrastructure.
In her inaugural address, Ivey did not offer specifics of the gas tax proposal expected to come before lawmakers this spring, but the governor said Alabama must improve infrastructure to compete in a 21st century global economy.
Gas tax, prisons among Alabama issues to watch in 2019
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey took the oath of office Monday after winning a full-term in office. Here are four state government issues to watch in 2019:
Text of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s inaugural speech
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's prepared remarks for her inauguration speech Monday on the Capitol steps:
To those of you who are joining us here on the beautiful grounds of our State Capitol, and to those of you watching across the state - thank you for being part of today's historic ceremony.
The Latest: Ivey: Unite to “build a brighter future”
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on inauguration festivities in Montgomery. (all times local):
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has begun her first full term as governor, promising to help build a foundation for the state's future.
The 74-year-old governor was sworn into office Monday on the steps of the Alabama Capitol.
Ivey used her inauguration speech to talk about coming initiatives in infrastructure and corrections.
Ivey begins inauguration festivities with concert at coast
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is beginning her inaugural festivities with a celebration at the coast headlined by country music star Neal McCoy.
Ivey is holding a Gulf Coast Inaugural Celebration on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Lodge, the state's new hotel and conference center at Gulf State Park.
Top Alabama news stories of 2018
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's top news stories of the year included the 2018 elections, the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a major economic development announcement and the opening of a memorial to lynching victims
Alabama Gov. Ivey appoints Mendheim to state Supreme Court
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday that she will fill an upcoming vacancy on the Alabama Supreme Court with an outgoing member that she had previously appointed earlier this year.
Ivey said she is appointing Justice Brad Mendheim Jr. back to the state Supreme Court. Mendheim will fill the vacancy that will be created on Jan. 14 when Justice Tom Parker is inaugurated as chief justice. The appointment is effective Jan. 15.
Lawmakers to hold organizational session next month
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers will hold their organizational session next month.
Legislators meet in Montgomery beginning Jan. 8 to organize for the four-year-term.
Lawmakers will elect a speaker of the house and other leadership positions, approve rules and receive committee assignments.
Federal grant to add security steps in Alabama prisons
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama prisons are getting some extra money to spend on improving security.
The department plans to use a more than $64,000 federal grant announced Wednesday by Gov. Kay Ivey's office to buy new equipment and conduct additional training.
Some of the money will go toward protective gear that correctional officers can use when handling dangerous narcotics.
Alabama kicks off bicentennial year
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state of Alabama is beginning a year of events leading up to its 200th birthday next year.
Gov. Kay Ivey joined other leaders at the Capitol in Montgomery on Friday at an event introducing a yearlong countdown to Alabama's bicentennial on Dec. 14, 2019.
Alabama Gov. Ivey announces inauguration theme
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The theme for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey inauguration will be "Keep Alabama Growing."
Ivey and other constitutional office holders will be sworn into office on Jan. 14. Ivey's inaugural committee announced the theme for the ceremony.
Ivey inaugural committee co-chairs Jimmy Rane and Cathy Randall say the theme underscores Alabama's campaign promises on job growth and education.
Lighting ceremony for state Christmas tree Friday
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The official state Christmas tree has arrived at the Alabama Capitol and will soon be aglow in lights.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office says the annual lighting ceremony will be held Friday at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited.
The tree sits at the top of the Capitol steps facing Dexter Avenue.
Ivey, Marshall dissatisfied with parole board plan
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall said they are dissatisfied with the parole board's improvement plan and are asking the board to make additional changes and provide more information.
Former congressman joining Ivey administration
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former congressman Jo Bonner is joining Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's administration.
Ivey announced Friday that Bonner will serve as her senior adviser. Bonner represented south Alabama's 1st congressional district from 2003 to 2013.
After leaving Congress, Bonner served as the University of Alabama System's vice chancellor for economic development. He also served as interim director for the Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority.
Election results to be certified next week
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's state elections results will be certified next week.
The secretary of state's office said the canvassing board will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Montgomery.
The governor, attorney general and secretary of state will canvass and certify election results during the meeting.
VoteCast: Alabama voters say nation headed right way
A majority of voters casting midterm election ballots in Alabama said the country is headed in the right direction, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate.
As voters cast ballots for governor and members of Congress in Tuesday's elections, AP VoteCast found that 57 percent of Alabama voters said the country is on the right track, compared with 43 percent who said the country is headed in the wrong direction.
A two-party Alabama? Not yet, election returns shows
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Democrats may have taken a step toward building Alabama into a two-party state by running more candidates than four years ago, but they couldn't pull off a win for any statewide office.
Alabama Republicans turned back a re-energized Democratic Party with little problem on Tuesday, winning the governor's office and every other statewide seat to maintain their lock on Montgomery.
Republican Kay Ivey wins full term as governor over Democrat
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, who became the state's governor last year when her predecessor resigned in a cloud of scandal, was elected to a full term on Tuesday after running a campaign that emphasized the state's recovering economy and restoring trust to state government.
GOP maintains lock on Alabama with multiple wins
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republicans turned back a re-energized Democratic Party with little problem on Tuesday, winning the governor's office and every other statewide seat to maintain their lock on state government.
Republican Ivey defeats Democrat Walt Maddox
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Kay Ivey, who became Alabama's governor last year when her predecessor resigned in a cloud of scandal, was elected Tuesday to a full term after fending off a challenge from Democratic rival Walt Maddox.
The Republican Ivey, who had been lieutenant governor, became governor 19 months ago when then-Gov. Robert Bentley suddenly resigned in the midst of an impeachment investigation partly centered on his relationship with an aide.
AL Gov: Ivey touts experience, Maddox the need for change
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and challenger Walt Maddox on Monday spent the final full day of campaigning hammering home their messages. Ivey touted her record after taking over from a scandal-battered predecessor. Maddox said Alabama needs to break from the "shadows of the past."