State of Alabama Archives: on Families & Children


Kay Ivey: Support Alabama Girls State patriotism & Americanism

Alabama Girls State is one of the most respected and coveted experiential learning programs presented in the US. Girls State is a week-long, fun-filled, hands-on learning opportunity for the best and brightest young women in the State of Alabama. The program is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

The program epitomizes the American Legion Auxiliary's mission to honor those who have brought us our freedom through our enduring commitment to develop young women as future leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. The young women become knowledgeable of the democratic process and how our republic form of government works at the state and national levels. The program is an immersion learning experience of learning, experience, memories, and friendships last a lifetime.

Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey was fortunate to attend Alabama Girls State as a rising High School Senior and the first Alabama Girls State Alumnus to be elected to a statewide constitutional office in Alabama.

Source: Alabama Lt. Gov. official website, "Initiatives" Apr 7, 2017

Robert Bentley: Fund treatment for low-income children with Autism Spectrum

In 65 of Alabama's 67 counties we have a shortage of doctors; Alabama ranks 40th in the number of physicians per capita.. Last year we took action to stop rising rates of preventable and manageable disease, especially among, rural, low-income counties. By expanding and increasing funding for loan-repayment programs for healthcare providers we have taken action to increase the number of doctors serving in the state's poorest counties.

Having practiced medicine for 35 years, and having seen the needs of patients in some of the most impoverished areas of our state, I can tell you a good doctor in a small, rural community, changes a community and it saves lives.

We will increase funding for Alabama's low-income children and youth so they may have access to home-based services and treatment of psychiatric, emotional and behavioral disorders. In addition, we will increase funding for treatment for Alabama's low-income children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Source: 2017 State of the State address to Alabama Legislature Feb 7, 2016

Robert Bentley: Supports relief for families who cannot afford their houses

Record foreclosures and continued high unemployment are causes for concern for our state. Homeowners who have experienced a temporary loss of income can benefit from short-term assistance to help bridge the gap until they have restored their income. This assistance is designed to help families stay in their homes until they can they find employment.
Source: Alabama 2010 gubernatorial press release #4425 Dec 2, 2010

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