Gov. Kay Ivey’s approval rating holds steady six months into term

November 1, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Gov. Kay Ivey’s approval rating is holding high and steady as she finishes out her sixth month since taking office.

In a new Morning Consult poll conducted from July 1 to Sept. 30, 62 percent of those polled said they approved of the job Ivey is doing as governor, down only three points since the last poll was released in July. Her disapproval rating dropped 1 percentage point from 13 percent disapproval to 12 percent disapproval.

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Ivey announces state deal with FirstNet, AT&T

October 11, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama’s public safety officers are going wireless.

At a press conference in a Montgomery Fire Department precinct on Tuesday, Gov. Kay Ivey announced a new partnership between the state and FirstNet and AT&T to establish emergency personnel’s communications on a wireless broadband network around the state.

“Keeping Alabama’s residents, visitors and first responders safe is of the highest concern,” Ivey said. “This collaboration with FirstNet and AT&T will allow us to provide our first responders increased capabilities to communicate as effectively and efficiently as possible, while also ensuring that our residents and businesses have the best possible services provided to them in times of emergency.”

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Hurricane Nate leaves thousands without power; Trump approves FEMA support

October 9, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Tropical Storm Nate left behind it a series of power outages as it moved relatively fast across the state on Sunday.

As of midnight Monday, Alabama Power reported thousands of statewide outages with the plurality being in the Mobile area. Mobile had 10,900 outages, and even Birmingham Metro reported 2,900.

By 4 a.m., there were about 10,000 customers across the state still without power. The next power update was scheduled for 8 a.m.
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Gov. Kay Ivey and Tommy Battle top $1 million in fundraising

October 9, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Gov. Kay Ivey and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle have now both topped $1 million in fundraising totals, according to the most recent campaign finance reports.

Battle has raised $1,105,351 since fundraising began in the early summer. Ivey, who decided in September to officially run for a full term, has raised over $1.2 million. She hit the $1 million mark last month, just a few weeks after her announcement.
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Gov. Kay Ivey appeals to religious conservatives in new ad

September 19, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

As the race for governor begins to heat up, Gov. Kay Ivey is making an appeal to the state’s religious conservatives in a new ad that launched Monday called “Faith and Life.”

In the ad, Ivey focuses on her life in church and her pro-life beliefs, which she says are rooted in her faith in God.

“I’m pro-life because God teaches us to love life, and he created us,” Ivey said in the ad. “He wants us to love one another. I believe that life begins at conception. I am strongly pro-life.”

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APR holds first post-announcement interview with Gov. Kay Ivey

September 8, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

In her first post announcement interview, Gov. Kay Ivey spoke with the Alabama Political Reporter about her priorities, how she views the governor’s role in facing the challenges and changes that she sees will in the coming years and how she will lead the state with selfless devotion.

“The people of Alabama deserve a governor that’s focused on the issues, the people’s issues not the politicians,” Ivey said. “Good jobs and bigger paychecks, that allows them to provide for their families and I’m up to the task.”

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At 100-day mark, Gov. Kay Ivey’s approval rating soars

July 19, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Ahead of her 100th day in office as Alabama’s Chief Executive, a new approval poll shows that Governor Kay Ivey is one of the most popular Governors in the country.

A Morning Consult poll conducted from April 1 to July 10, the results of which were released Tuesday, lists Ivey as the sixth most popular Governor in the country, touting a 64-percent approval rating. Her disapproval rating of 13 percent is also the lowest of all 50 governors.

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Marsh Blames Republicans for Quorum Debacle

March 20, 2013

By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY–Tuesday, the Alabama Senate had a problem making a quorum. In the Senate, 19 senators are required to be present in order to meet the requirement of a quorum in order to have the roll called. A quorum is required by Senate rules to be present in order to move forward with the legislative day on the floor. (A quorum is also required in committee meetings, as well.)
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Romney picks Ryan as VP, Alabama Leaders React

August 11, 2012

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Early Saturday morning GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney introduced Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin as his VP pick.

Republicans from around Alabama have been weighing in on Romney’s choice.

“I’m delighted as I know many Alabamians will be at the choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as Gov. Romney’s running mate. Congressman Ryan is a conservative leader who understands the economy and how jobs are created. From his service in Congress, Ryan knows that massive debt is a drag on job creation. He brings energy and ideas of how to reform spending, bring about a balanced budget and grow the American economy,” said Lt. Governor Kay Ivey, Chair of the Romney Campaign in Alabama.
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