Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Governor

Ivey’s top lawyer to exit soon

A view of the state Capitol Building in Montgomery, Alabama. (STOCK PHOTO)

Bryan Taylor, the chief legal counsel for Gov. Kay Ivey, is stepping down soon, according to multiple sources close to the governor’s office. 

Taylor has informed Ivey and others in the governor’s office that he is leaving his post the sources said. It’s unclear why Taylor is stepping down, but his wife, Jessica Taylor, is rumored to be considering a run for Congress and the seat Martha Roby is vacating. 

Bryan Taylor’s time in Ivey’s office has been uncharacteristically quiet for him. And that was by design. 

Ivey and her top advisors have made no secret that they want to avoid controversy and spectacle as much as possible. That includes steering clear of high-profile legal fights and lawsuits. 

That’s a significant change from the last time Taylor worked in the governor’s office — under former Gov. Bob Riley. 

It was Taylor who Riley credited — whether true or not — with developing the legal theory that led to the heated gambling wars between Riley and Victoryland owner Milton McGregor, who passed away last year. 

Taylor eventually spun that debate into a mini anti-gambling crusade, later going after the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in a prolonged legal fight involving the Escambia County Commission.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

But there have been none of those fights in Ivey’s office, and Taylor has received little media attention during his two years as her legal counsel.

 

Written By

Josh Moon is an investigative reporter and featured columnist at the Alabama Political Reporter with years of political reporting experience in Alabama. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

DIG DEEPER

Congress

“We must provide sufficient funding to invest in our future technologies while maintaining a credible conventional and strategic deterrent capability," Shelby said.

Congress

“With inflation at the highest levels we’ve seen in 40 years, this request represents a cut from 2022 enacted levels," Shelby said.

Economy

Airbus has invested over $1 billion in its Alabama manufacturing facility.

Health

Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday announced the funding of two additional Mental Health Crisis Centers, further expanding the Alabama Crisis System of Care.