Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey is the appointed chairman of The Alabama Commission on Improving State Government. The Commission was established by Governor Bentley’s Executive Order Number 4 on January 25th, 2011 to make government more efficient, effective and responsive with “minimal or no reduction in services to citizens.” The order further states the Commission will look at privatizing state services and streamlining processes to reduce spending.
Governor Ivey’s appointment as Chairman signals the partnership she and Governor Bentley discussed during the transition for moving Alabama forward is alive and well. Spending reform is essential, and costly programs will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.
For the first time in a long time, Alabama has elected a Governor and a Lieutenant Governor who are working together to advance economic development in the State of Alabama. Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey is fully committed to providing high quality, stable jobs to Alabama citizens. She is working closely with Governor Bentley to banish the unnecessary regulations that hamstring small businesses and to provide incentives tied to jobs created.
Lieutenant Governor Ivey is committed to making her office a partner with Governor Bentley’s economic development team. She knows that bringing business and industry to Alabama is a priority, and she will do everything possible to help existing businesses survive and prosper.
The Senate leaders and Members have adopted new rules in order to ensure the transparency essential to effective government. These rules require that all committee meetings and their agendas be posted at least 24 hours before the committee meets to consider its agenda. Petty politics, backroom deals, and “walking bills” out of committee will no longer have a place in the Alabama Senate.