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AL Gov. Kay Ivey marks 100 days in office

Published: Jul. 19, 2017 at 4:24 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 20, 2017 at 5:52 PM CDT
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WSFA/AP - Gov. Kay Ivey celebrated 100 days in office and on Thursday held a news conference where she addressed her accomplishments and general issues she plans to tackle in the future.

Ivey championed good unemployment numbers, the best so far this decade.

On Wednesday she shared on social media what's happened so far with the people of Alabama.

Ivey has posted videos to her very own YouTube account which has 33 subscribers. She has several "100 Days" clips that show her efforts in education, job creation, legislative decision making and the military.

Ivey discussed her first 100 days in office with the Associated Press ahead of the Wednesday milestone. Ivey said her decision to move up the election to fill Jeff Sessions' Senate seat was the "right thing."

Wednesday she mentioned being proud of her working relationship with the legislature, and on Thursday, she mentioned how proud she was of "righting the ship."

"I am proud to report to you today, that we have steadied the ship of state, we have removed the cloud of uncertainty and we have focused on doing nothing but what is right and best for Alabama" Ivey said.

Ivey also told AP state lawyers are working on a proposal to comply with a federal judge's order to improve mental health care in prisons, but she does not anticipate a special session in the near future.

"Those are serious issues of Medicaid, prisons, and crisis, and we will follow the lead of where those deliberations take us," Ivey said.

Ivey received her governorship suddenly after the resignation of former Gov. Robert Bentley and has not announced whether she will run for governor in 2018.

"I do enjoy being governor but at the same time I have to be focused of doing the job I have of governing" Ivey said. "When my time is office is complete, whenever that may be, my desire is to leave this state in better shape than I found it."

On her website, Ivey says her priorities are education, economic development, and infrastructure.

Copyright 2017 WSFA 12 News. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this story.