Steve Flowers

“Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers” is Alabama’s leading political column. It is published in 72 Alabama newspapers weekly and has a circulation approaching 400,000. Having served 16 years in the Alabama State Legislature, Steve brings a unique perspective to Alabama politics.

“Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers” covers the state political scene each week in an entertaining and informative fashion. The weekly column also takes its readers down “Memory Lane” with Alabama’s rich and colorful political history.

December 12, 2018 – Last of Famous Probate Judges: Hardy McCollum

In Alabama political history, the office of Probate Judge was the most powerful and prestigious position.  In the old days, in every county in Alabama, the probate judge was not only judge, he also appointed all county positions, hired all county employees and was Chairman of the County Commission.  He was essentially the “King of the County.” In bygone days, gubernatorial candidates ran grassroots campaigns.  There were no televisions, therefore, the first and maybe the only stop they would make in their quest for the Governor’s mansion, was to kiss the ring of and get the endorsement of the probate judge.  The omnipotent probate judge would endorse them and that endorsement usually meant that that they would carry that county. The local folks would follow the lead of their judge. They…

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December 5, 2018 – Further Analysis of General Election – Winners and Losers

Now that the dust has settled on this year’s elections, let’s look back at who are the big winners and losers of the year. The obvious winner in the…

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November 28, 2018 – Analysis of General Election

A few last thoughts and observations on our November 6 General Election in Alabama. Our new 55th Governor looked and sounded more like the old Kay…

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In addition to his weekly newspaper column, Steve Flowers brings his expertise to radio and television shows throughout the state.

Join me on the University of Alabama radio this morning at 7:45a.m.. T-Town 91.5, MGM 88.3, HSV 100.7, MOB 91.5! #alpolitics
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Katie Britt officially named by Board as CEO of BCA today, and will begin on January 2. #alpolitics
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Join me on the University of Alabama radio again this afternoon at 4:40p.m.. T-Town 91.5, MGM 88.3, HSV 100.7, MOB 91.5! #alpolitics
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“This Week in Alabama Politics” is a 10 minute weekly show produced by Troy University television. His 30 minute show, “Alabama Politics” features statewide political figures and can be viewed every Thursday and Friday night on public television. Alabama Politics can be viewed in Montgomery and Autauga County viewing areas Monday through Friday at 7:30 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. on channels 43 and 96.

Steve also appears regularly on Montgomery television station, WAKA, CBS 8 as their political analyst.

Steve’s radio show, “This Week in Alabama Politics”, is aired every Saturday at 4:35 on TROY Public Radio. It is also syndicated statewide and can be heard over 21 commercial stations throughout the state.

Of Goats and Governors – Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories

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The new book from Steve Flowers, Of Goats and Governors – Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories, is now available for sale. It will be enjoyable reading for anyone interested in Alabama political history. The book is published by NewSouth Books, an independent publishing house specializing in regional books of national interest.