Supports legislation that prohibits ballot harvesting
We all agree in protecting the integrity of our elections in Alabama. That is why I am proud to support legislation that prohibits ballot harvesting in our state. We would put a stop to any manipulation of our elections by closing loopholes that allow
unaccountable, paid political operatives to pressure folks through the absentee voting process. This year, we have a new bill to outlaw ballot harvesting that also protects folks who truly need assistance in having their voices be heard.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Alabama legislature
, Feb 6, 2024
Goal of cutting regulations by 25% over the next two years
During my inaugural address, I promised we would reduce burdens holding back our businesses with the goal of cutting regulations by 25 percent over the next two years. I am proud to share with you all that tomorrow,
I will sign an executive order to cut red tape so that our businesses are not held back, but can thrive. As I like to say, sometimes the best thing government can do is just get out of the way!
Source: 2023 State of the State Address to Alabama legislature
, Mar 7, 2023
Prohibit lobbyists from serving in the executive branch
Gov. Kay Ivey's campaign accused her Democratic rival of unveiling a "so-called ethics plan" over the weekend that includes provisions already enacted by the Ivey administration. "While Walt Maddox has been busy writing campaign promises,
Kay Ivey has actually been leading ethics reform efforts and cleaning up Montgomery. In addition to the list republished by Walt Maddox, Kay Ivey has also prohibited lobbyists from serving in the executive branch, replaced nearly half the cabinet from
the previous administration and shut down unnecessary tasks forces," the Ivey campaign said in a statement.
Ivey's campaign pointed to executives orders, policies and bills signed by the governor to strengthen transparency in government,
including banning the use of loaned executives, preventing nepotism involving state contracts and greater accountability for companies seeking economic development projects in Alabama.
Ban lobbyists from appointments by the executive branch
I wanted to restore our state's image. To do this, government must be efficient and transparent. With executive orders, we've streamlined state government, dissolved unneeded task forces, and banned lobbyists from appointments by the executive
branch, ensuring more citizens have an opportunity to serve and contribute. Administratively, I've appointed more than 350 qualified and diverse individuals to boards and other groups which affect the day-to-day lives of Alabamians.
Source: 2018 State of the State speech to Alabama legislature
, Jan 9, 2018
Reduce legislators' salary; remove ability to set own salary
Alabama has seen the greatest growth in jobs and business investment since 2007. Successful steps have been implemented to streamline state government resulting in $1billion in annual savings. In addition, Ivey has presided over the Alabama Senate
resulting in one of the most conservative and productive legislature in decades--some say the most ever. Keeping the people's trust while meeting financial obligations without raising taxes has been and creating new jobs has been the cornerstone for the
past four years--let's keep moving forward.
Operating the office of Lt. Governor with 30% less than previous administration. Reducing the salary of the Lt. Governor along with legislators by repealing a 62% pay raise approved by the Democrat
legislative majority during the last quadrennium and replacing it with a salary scale that ties compensation to Alabama's median income level. We also removed the legislature's ability to set its own salary in the future.
Streamlining State Government: Ivey serves as Chair of the Commission of Improving State Government which provided the foundation for the Road to Save $1 Billion while working with Governor Bentley House Speaker Hubbard and
Senate President Pro Tem Marsh and the Legislature. In just three years' time, we have reduced this state's bureaucracy at the third fastest pace of any other state in this nation and saved our taxpayers over one billion dollars.
Size of state government has been reduced by consolidation and eliminating duplications to maximize each and every taxpayer dollar while improving how state services are delivered to Alabama citizens.
Currently there 5,000 fewer state employees than three years ago.