By Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth For all of my adult life, politicians in Montgomery have talked about the need to remove the state sales tax from groceries, but they always find excuse after excuse that prevents them from actually doing it. The potential loss of budget revenue, the false claims that replacement taxes must be passed, and the looming threat of [...]
Joint Legislative Study Commission on Renewing Economic Development Incentives sends economic development recommendations to Ivey, Legislature
Meeting of the Joint Legislative Study Commission on Renewing Economic Development Incentives - December 5, 2022 Montgomery, AL - A panel of state lawmakers and industry officials are recommending the state extend and increase its signature tax incentives and create more megasites to lure new industry. The Joint Legislative Study Commission on Renewing Economic Development Incentives on Monday approved more than [...]
Jesse Skaggs named chief of staff for Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth Montgomery, AL - The Alabama Lieutenant Governor’s Office announced Thursday that deputy chief of staff Jesse Skaggs has been named Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth’s next chief of staff. Skaggs, a former deputy commissioner for external affairs under John McMillan in the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, is scheduled to [...]
State Rep. Connie Rowe announced yesterday that she will not seek reelection in House District 13. Instead, the two-term legislator has been tapped to take on the role of senior advisor to Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth, Yellowhammer News reported. She will start working with Ainsworth once work in her current position is complete.Before serving as State Rep., Rowe was an investigator for the [...]
Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth announced two new programs that will open doors for qualified high school students, college students, and small businesses interested in working within Alabama’s internationally known aerospace industry. The programs are being offered in partnership with the Alabama Chapter of the Aerospace States Association. The Aerospace States Association (ASA) is a group of elected officials, academics, and [...]
Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth welcomes National Lieutenant Governors Association Annual Meeting this Fall
Montgomery, AL - The National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) will meet in Alabama in August to host the nation’s lieutenant governors for its first in-person meeting since 2019. The meeting convenes lieutenant governors and seconds-in-command from across the country to discuss policy ideas, initiatives, and best practices among the states.“Tourism is a top industry in our state employing more than 200,000 [...]
After the Alabama House awarded final passage on Thursday to a package of bills drafted by the Alabama Military Stability Commission and designed to retain, protect, and improve the federal military presence and investment across the state, Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth issued the following statement: “With the passage of this legislation, Alabama has signaled to the Pentagon that we [...]
The Alabama Small Business Commission Emergency Task Force and the Subcommittee to Reopen the Economy submits Phase One of their Reopen Alabama report summarizing their findings and specific recommendations to put Alabamians back to work.
"The intent of this legislation is simple - those who take a life should quickly lose their own lives. Death row inmates in Alabama serve roughly 14 years before their sentence is carried out, but I believe justice should be swift, not stagnant. This bill was specifically designed to survive any constitutional challenges filed by criminal defense lawyers representing [...]
"A state that built the rockets that sent men to the moon should be able to find a way to build a bridge without extorting the citizens it seeks to serve."