Governor Ivey defends state pushbacks on unfair federal mandates

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is greeted by U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt upon her visit as keynote speaker at the Ronald Reagan Republican dinner Saturday night. Also shown are Sheriff Horace Moore, Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, Attorney Scott Shipman and Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri.

DOUBLE SPRINGS     -  Unlike her recent television ad about U.S. President Joe Biden, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey had plenty of good things to say when she visited Winston County Saturday night, March 5, to deliver the keynote address at the annual Ronald Reagan Republican Dinner.
Ivey was joined at the event, held at the Double Springs Municipal Building, by fellow speaker U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt, as well as a host of local, state and federal candidates preparing for the May primary.
Ivey  emphasized the state would not be pushed back by federal reforms or mandates.  She began her remarks by saying she appreciated what Winston County does for the state.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the work our state has been able to achieve,” Ivey began. “Here in Alabama, we hold God, faith and family close to our hearts.”
After citing a strong business climate and “the lowest employment rate in the history of our state,”  Ivey stated the state has created over 50,000 good-paying jobs and over $25 billion in new business investment.
“That sort of resilience is something we should all be proud of,” the Governor pointed out.
Along with the state creating the strongest anti-abortion law in the nation. “Here in Alabama we will always stand to protect the sanctity of life,” Ivey said, met with resounding applause.
Turning her thoughts to a more national level, Ivey noted the state has dealt with the consequences of The Biden administration’s,  “failed leadership and the constant harmful policies that he and the mainstream media have pushed on to our people and our states across the nation,” Ivey continued.
The state did not shut down the economy, small businesses and churches, Ivey stated.  Ivey said the state fought back against the Biden administration’s “dangerous vaccine mandates.”
“Vaccine mandates do not have a place here in Alabama,” Ivey pointed out. “I have made it very clear that Alabama is standing strong against this unconstitutional federal government overreach.
“His mandates are dead here in Alabama,” Ivey pointed out, met with more applause.



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