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COVID-19 Update: Gov Ivey Issues New Order

COVID-19 Update: Gov Ivey Issues New Order Earlier today, Governor Ivey issued a “stay at home” order for the entire state effective on Saturday, April 4 at 5pm in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. This new order tightens the restrictions on movement, gathering and commerce that were already in place. You can

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March 16, 2020 Group Watch: News & Views from the State House

Last week, the sixth of this regular session, saw a education lottery bill get introduced, and amid all the other happenings, Governor Ivey addressed the coronavirus crisis, issuing information on the state’s response now that the virus has made its way into Alabama. Here’s a wrap-up with more detailed information in articles below.

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March 16, 2020 Group Watch: Tweet of the Week

from our client, @3M March 12, 2020 For healthcare workers & people caring for #coronavirus patients, a respirator is a central piece of protective gear for keeping healthy. 3M’s Dr. Nikki McCullough explains the proper way to wear a mask via@NPR: https://n.pr/2TYPQBP

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March 16, 2020 Group Watch: Gov Ivey Declares State of Emergency

Governor Ivey declared a state of emergency in Alabama on Friday after the state saw its first confirmed cases of coronavirus. Multiple steps have been taken in response, including the closing of Alabama’s public K-12 schools, effective March 18. No doubt many private schools will follow suit. Public schools are

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March 16, 2020 Group Watch: Education Lottery Bill Introduced

Rep. Steve Clouse of Ozark filed an education lottery bill with 70 of the 105 members of the House as co-sponsors. The bill proposes a paper-based lottery that is said to be able to generate about $167 million each year, with 50 percent of the proceeds going to fund the Pre-K program and

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March 16, 2020 Group Watch: Bobbie Knight Named Miles College President

Bobbie Knight has been named permanent president of Miles College by the school’s board of trustees. Knight, who served as interim president since last summer, becomes the school’s 15thpresident and its first female president effective immediately. Knight retired from Alabama Power after a 37-year career, which included her last position

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March 16, 2020 Group Watch: Senate Approves Air Force Base Development Bill

The Alabama Senate approved a bill aimed at encouraging development around Air Force bases like Maxwell-Gunter in Montgomery. The Senate gave final passage to a House-passed bill by Rep. Thad McClammy of Montgomery by a vote of 29-0 with no debate. The bill allows cities to create authorities aimed at

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March 16, 2020 Group Watch: Auto Supplier Plans Expansion in Selma

Seoyon E-Hwa Interior Systems, a Tier 1 supplier to the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama assembly plant, announced plans to invest more than $5 million to expand its industrial operation in Dallas County. The company will add 60 jobs to its current workforce of 436 in Selma, which makes the company one

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March 16, 2020 Group Watch: House Approves School Yoga Bill

The Alabama House approved a bill that would allow yoga to be offered in the state’s public schools after a 27-year ban. The bill was approved 84 to 17 after a brief debate. The bill would allow local boards of education to offer yoga as an elective. The practice would

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March 9, 2020 Group Watch: News & Views from the State House

The fifth week of session was a busy one. Multiple local bills were passed, and it ended with one contentious bill being signed into law (see more info below). The governor’s gambling study group also got started on its work. Read our wrap-up of other activity. Tuesday, March 3 (9th day of session):

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