Big Tech & blue state liberals stole election from Trump
In April, during the Republican primary, incumbent Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey released an ad in which she falsely claimed, "The fake news, Big Tech and blue state liberals stole the election from President Trump." Challenged about the ad by
local television station WVTM 13, Ivey said she believes Trump was the rightful winner. (He lost.)
The Ivey campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
Source: CNN on 2020 Election Denial in 2022 Alabama Governor race
, Sep 9, 2022
Slams Facebook for temporary removal of campaign page
Ivey took a hardline approach to Big Tech, blasting Facebook over the temporary removal of her gubernatorial campaign page and accusing it of working to stop conservatives from speaking out on opposition to federal coronavirus vaccine mandates.
By the same afternoon Ivey's campaign page had been reinstated, but she blamed Facebook for the removal, accusing it of being upset that she was protecting Alabamians from federal government overreach by "standing in the way" of Biden.
Source: FOX News on 2022 Alabama Gubernatorial race
, Sep 28, 2021
$500 million investment over three years to expand broadband
Another place where COVID-19 exposed a weak link in our state's infrastructure was in the area of broadband and internet connectivity. Just last week, I partnered with
C-Spire for their $500 million dollar investment in Alabama over the next three years. This investment will provide broadband to one hundred thousand homes and businesses in our state and create 250 jobs.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address to the Alabama legislature
, Feb 2, 2021
Every Alabaman should have access to high speed broadband
It is a top priority to continue increasing the availability of high-speed Internet throughout the state, especially in rural Alabama, through the Broadband Accessibility Fund. While state government can't do it alone my budget will continue funding
to connect as many people as possible during the coming years. Currently, some 220,000 Alabamians do not have any wired Internet providers where they live. Our efforts will not end until every Alabamian has access through high speed broadband.
Source: 2020 Alabama State of the State address
, Feb 4, 2020
Help black students pursue STEM careers
We are continuing our efforts to enhance computer science education. Last year, I signed legislation establishing the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering. We secured additional funding to create the Alabama Math and Science
Teacher Education Program, which provides a better pathway to certify future computer science teachers. Equipping our students with the proper skills and education to fill high-demand jobs is essential.
I am asking the Legislature to fund our new co-op program for Alabama's Historically Black Colleges and Universities. It is geared specifically toward students interested in pursuing careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics
fields. It is not only a win for these students; it's a win for these colleges and universities and for our employers who are gaining qualified individuals to strengthen the work of their company.
Make Alabama the Voice of Aerospace for the States
Alabama's aerospace and defense industry currently employs 83,000 people and is home to 400 aerospace companies from 30 different countries. Lt. Gov. Ivey chairs the Aerospace States Association, "the Voice of Aerospace for the States," a nonpartisan
organization of Lt. Governors, Governor-appointed delegates, and associate members from aerospace organizations and academia. ASA represents states' interests in federal aerospace and aviation policy development.
Alabama has a long and proud history
in the aviation and aerospace industry, going back to 1910 when Wilbur and Orville Wright opened the nation's first civilian flying school just outside Montgomery.
Alabamians sent man to the moon. Dr. Wernher von Braun and his team of scientists
designed, built, and tested the Saturn moon rockets at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. Today, the engineers at Marshall are working on the next generation of vehicles, the Space Launch System, which will take us to Mars and beyond.
Create a sustainable climate for drone manufacturing
[In August 2016 I attended] the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's (AUVSI) Pathfinder Chapter's Symposium in Huntsville. The AUVSI Pathfinder Chapter is the oldest and largest chapter in the country dedicated to the advancement of
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The AUVSI and ASA recently signed a memorandum of understanding to help transform the national economy with UAS.
UAS, also known as drones, are a phenomenon that are currently used by individuals, companies, military,
law enforcement, farmers, utilities and real estate professionals to name a few. Although they can be disruptive technology, we must continue to promote innovation, development and advancement for utilization. Efforts are currently in place to create a
sustainable climate in Alabama for UAS.
The aerospace industry in Alabama is thriving and growing. Our growth can be attributed to the recruitment of aerospace and defense companies such as Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, GE Aviation and Raytheon.
Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (ATRIP) is the largest road and bridge improvement program in Alabama's history. ATRIP has provided the most comprehensive and significant improvements to highway infrastructure in our state
to date. On the ATRIP Advisory Committee Ivey reviews eligible projects submitted by cities and counties across the state. The committee makes funding decisions that has resulted in $1 billion being invested in Alabama's road and bridges.