Although she has been seemingly absent from the public policy arena in recent months, Gov. Kay Ivey appeared on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal" on Friday and revealed her office was working toward a school choice plan for the 2024 session.

According to Ivey, an education savings account bill would be offered to the Alabama Legislature next year.

"My goal is for Alabama to be the most school choice-friendly state in the nation," she said. "I want us to have lots of school choices for our parents to choose from. We are working now, already, now, on a bill, an ESA bill, an education savings account bill, to present to the legislature in the next session and I'm very optimistic that will pass."

"But, it is very important for our parents to have choices of where to send their children for school," Ivey continued. "Whether it's public, private, home-schooled or whatever But the goal is to get our children a quality education."

Jeff Poor is the editor in chief of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.

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