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By Bob Blalock
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday gave a most unusual State of the State Address – no lawmakers were present in the old House Chamber and instead watched remotely – as she recapped a most unusual year in the state’s history and kicked off the 2021 legislative session.
“I know I speak for every elected leader throughout the state when I say we all owe the people of Alabama a debt of gratitude for their willingness to work with us as we have navigated one of the most challenging years in our state’s history,” Ivey said.
“During the past 12 months, Alabama – like the rest of the country – had no choice but to deal with one giant challenge after another,” she said, citing the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, a polarizing national election and eight federal disaster and emergency declarations in the state.
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