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LIVE: Governor Kay Ivey delivers the State of the State Address in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WKRG) -  

 

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey delivers the annual State of the State Address to a Joint Session of the Alabama Legislature at the Old House Chamber of the State Capitol.

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Long applause was given for Ivey. Standing ovation continues as she greets officials seated at the podium.

Ivey started off script, congratulating Alabama on the National Championship win. “What a game!”

She began by praising transition in government that’s happened over the last year- reminding that one year ago, she sat behind Gov. Bentley as he gave the last address.

“I declare that the state of the state is strong. and that our future is as bright as the sun over the Gulf.”

"I promised the people of Alabama, even though challenges lay ahead, we would seize the opportunity to make Alabama even better and our government more effective. That’s a promise kept," Ivey continued. 

“I have worked closely with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and local officials across our state during six weather-related States of Emergency. Through coordinated efforts, we have improved our communication and our response to natural disasters.”

“Revenues are up, unemployment is down, economic development is on the rise and improved educational opportunities abound," Ivey says, receiving applause from the room.

Ivey announces the Kimber Manufacturing Inc. coming to Troy, bringing 366 new jobs. She says it’s an extension of Alabama’s commitment to the 2nd Amendment.

“For the 11th year in a row, our First-Class Pre-K program was recognized for being the highest-quality Pre-K in the nation.”

"Our central focus must be on our students, not on personal agendas or political maneuvering.”

Ivey talks about a strong budget: “We will put more state troopers on our roads and add more corrections officers, all in an effort to serve and protect Alabama families.”

 

 

 

 


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