Ivey won't sign spending bill, wants plan for COVID-19 cash

May 14, 2020


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is asking lawmakers to change a spending bill to detail how the state will spend more than  $1.8 billion in federal coronavirus relief fund. 

The Republican governor and Republican-controlled Legislature have been in a tug-of-war over control of the funds. Ivey wrote to legislators and told them she is returning the spending bill with an executive amendment to detail where the COVID-19 funds should be used.

Lawmakers will decide Monday when they return to Montgomery whether to accept the governor’s proposed changes.