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In 2018 Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Gave A State of State - Compare 2018 to 2019

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Mar 06 2019 2:57 AM

MONTGOMERY:    It was January 9, 2018 when Alabama Governor Kay Ivey gave her first State of State address to Alabama. On Tuesday, February 5, 2019 was her second, but yet her first as the “elected” Governor of the State of Alabama.

Kay Ivey was serving as Alabama’s Lieutenant Governor when then Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigned.

Compare what was said in 2018 verses what was said in 2019.

Honestly, at the time of these two postings I have not read nor heard Governor Kay Ivey’s 2019 speech. I have been traveling and just arrived out of state where I have court at 8 AM. ( NOTE: A case I am on not in court where I am in trouble, well yet!)

So read and compare what was said in 2018 and what is said in 2019.




President Marsh, Speaker McCutcheon, members of the Alabama Legislature, Chief Justice Stuart, justices of the Alabama Supreme Court, distinguished guests - and my fellow Alabamians:

As we begin the 2018 legislative session, we recognize Alabama has experienced a significant transformation in government since the first day of the 2017 legislative session.

On this occasion last year, I sat where my friend President Del Marsh sits tonight. And now, due to a successful transition in state government, I humbly stand before you as the 54th Governor of Alabama.

I've been called upon to report on the state of the state. When I became governor on April 10th, the ship of state government was adrift. We needed thoughtful and straightforward leadership.

Over the past nine months, together, we have proven Alabamians seek progress, not stagnation. Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to report, we have successfully steadied the ship of state; I declare that the state of the state is strong and our future is as bright as the sun over the Gulf.

Tonight, let's take a brief journey to consider where we've been, where we are, and where we are going.

Most governors have three months to prepare. I had three hours. Yet, after being sworn in as governor on April 10, 2017, in the Old Senate Chamber, just across the hall from where we are gathered this evening, I promised the people of Alabama there would be no disruption in the ongoing functions of the state. That's a promise kept.

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.

My immediate pledge was to steady the ship of state, navigate Alabama through the storm we found ourselves in, and seek a calmer path for this state we dearly love and proudly call home. That, too, is a promise kept.



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