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    Ivey announces economy gained 54,100 jobs in 2022, unemployment rate at 2.6%

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted January unemployment rate is 2.6%, unchanged from December 2022’s revised rate, and also unchanged from January 2022’s rate. January’s rate represents 58,411 unemployed persons compared to 59,986 in December and 60,270...

    Ivey delivers 2023 State of the State Address

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday night delivered the 2023 State of the State Address. Below are the governor’s remarks, in full: Lieutenant Governor Ainsworth, Pro Tem Reed, Speaker Ledbetter, Speaker Pro Tem Pringle, members of the Alabama Legislature, justices of the Alabama Supreme...

    AL Children’s Health Insurance Program celebrates silver anniversary

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) Program is celebrating 25 years of serving Alabama children and teens with high quality, low-cost health care coverage for families with incomes above Medicaid eligibility and up to 300% of federal poverty level. “For the past 25...

    Alabama mom uses Count the Kicks app, saves her baby’s life

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Shamari Cooke never expected that downloading a free app called Count the Kicks to track her baby’s movements during pregnancy would help save her daughter’s life. During pregnancy, Cooke learned about the importance of kick counting from her obstetrician/gynecologist, who suggested...

    Parents and guardians reminded that childhood vaccinations are required

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Now is the time to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccines before the start of school. Getting children all recommended vaccines is one of the most important things parents can do to help protect their kids’ health,...

    Gov. Ivey awards grants for domestic violence enforcement, training and related services for agencies in north Alabama; Cullman a recipient

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $130,000 in grants to help agencies investigate and prosecute domestic violence and related crimes while providing services for victims. “There is no excuse for domestic violence and those who commit that atrocious act need to be...

    Elective abortions illegal in Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday afternoon that the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama has lifted the injunction against Alabama’s Human Life Protection Act. “The State of Alabama’s emergency motion to lift the injunction and reinstate Alabama’s 2019 law, which...

    ALEA driver license offices to close June 20 in observance of Juneteenth

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's (ALEA) Driver License Offices across the state will be closed Monday, June 20, in observance of Juneteenth, a federal holiday established June 2021. The day is set aside to commemorate the emancipation of slavery in the United...

    COVID-19 testing no longer mandated for flights to the U.S., but testing and avoiding travel when sick still recommended

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Travelers returning to the United States from foreign countries by air this summer are relieved of one requirement. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has rescinded its order requiring a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test before flights to the United...

    Governor Ivey shares Alabama earns ‘Silver Shovel’ Award for economic development

    MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday that Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for a Silver Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development successes in 2021. The honor reflects strong recruitment results for the Alabama team, with companies announcing new facilities...