2024 Legislative Session Begins; Governor Ivey Delivers State of State Address
Governor Kay Ivey opened the session by delivering the State of the State Address where she outlined her administration’s legislative priorities. Gov. Ivey’s top agenda item this session focuses on one of her greatest passions – improving Alabama’s education system. She urged lawmakers to pass the CHOOSE Act to provide up to $7,000 for families to spend on educational expenses. Additional priorities of hers include workforce development, infrastructural improvement and ballot harvesting or vote tampering.
February 6 also marked the Business Council of Alabama's (BCA) first issues briefing of the 2024 legislative session. Governor Kay Ivey attended and spoke on the impactful work that has been done to grow our economy and the importance of protecting jobs and businesses in Alabama. Governor Ivey discussed the success of the economic incentives package ‘The Game Plan’ which was enacted last year; the preservation of the historic fiscal position in both state budgets; and tackling the state’s low labor force participation rate.