IVEY CALLS FOR PRISON OVERHAUL, LOTTERY STUDY GROUP

Ivey

By KIM CHANDLER
ASSOCIATED PRESS

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the state must overhaul its corrections system as it grapples with an ongoing prison crisis.

The Republican governor detailed a wide-ranging agenda in her annual State of the State address given on Tuesday, the opening night of the legislative session.

She said he was also creating a group to study a lottery and other legalized gambling as a potential revenue source for the state.

She also called for greater investments in mental health, including building three new regional crisis centers and a $1 billion bond issue for school improvements.

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2/4/2020 9:23:40 PM (GMT -6:00)

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