Latest Kay Ivey News

Ivey, challengers race to right in Alabama GOP primary

May. 19, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

In a pair of campaign ads this GOP primary season, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey falsely declares the election was stolen from Donald Trump and accuses the federal government of “shipping illegal immigrants" to the state. “My message to Biden: No way, Jose," she says. ...

Transgender medication law in Alabama blocked by judge

May. 14, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked part of an Alabama law that made it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors. U.S. District Judge Liles Burke issued a preliminary injunction to stop the state from enforcing...

Sheriff: Car linked to Alabama escapee, jail worker found

May. 06, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

The getaway vehicle used by a man wanted for murder in Alabama and the jail official suspected of helping him escape after a “jailhouse romance” was found in an impound lot in Tennessee, where it sat for nearly a week before authorities realized they had it, officials said Friday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

May. 04, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. May 1, 2022. Editorial: Kay Ivey’s petulance Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has been in public service long enough to know that perception often carries far more weight than reality. Case in point: the governor welcomed former President Donald Trump with open...

State signs $623 million contract for 4,000-inmate prison

Apr. 30, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials have signed a $623 million contract to build a new 4,000-inmate prison in Elmore County, part of a sweeping construction plan that will be partly funded by pandemic relief dollars. A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey this week...

Justice Dept files a challenge to Alabama transgender law

Apr. 29, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday challenged an Alabama law making it a felony for doctors to treat transgender people under age 19 with puberty-blockers and hormones to help affirm their new gender identity. The department's motion seeks to...

State signs prison construction contract, quiet on details

Apr. 28, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — 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...

Britt, Brooks challenge Durant to debate in U.S. Senate race

Apr. 21, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidates Katie Britt and Rep. Mo Brooks this week challenged GOP primary rival Mike Durant to debate them ahead of next month's primary. “I’ve agreed to multiple proposed debates between myself, Mike Durant and Mo Brooks. Congressman...

Parents challenge law outlawing treatment of trans kids

Apr. 20, 2022 21:10 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Parents of transgender teens filed a lawsuit Tuesday attempting to overturn an Alabama law that makes it a crime for doctors to treat trans people under 19 with puberty blockers or hormones to help affirm their gender identity. The new lawsuit was filed in...

Gas tax emerges as issue in Alabama governor's race

Apr. 16, 2022 08:04 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, ala. (AP) — As motorists pump gasoline priced at $4 per gallon, the advertisement by gubernatorial challenger Lindy Blanchard appears on the gas pump screen, calling for a suspension of the state fuel taxes. “We need to put money back in the pockets of hardworking...