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.

October 10, 2018 – Democrats have three viable candidates, but Republicans will prevail

In politics, perception is reality.  It is perceived and therefore factual that a Democrat cannot win a statewide race in Alabama. The proof is in the pudding.  We have 29 elected statewide officeholders in the Heart of Dixie.  All 29 are Republicans. In addition, 6 out of 7 of our members in Congress are Republican.  We have one lone Democratic member of Congress. Terri Sewell occupies the seat in Congress designed to be held by an African American. We do have a temporary accidental anomaly U.S. Senator in Doug Jones.  However, as any nominal political observer knows, he is only there until the next election. He is the epitome of the political adage that more people vote against someone than for someone.  People were simply voting against Roy Moore and more liberal money poured into…

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October 3, 2018 – Some Politicos Learn Lesson the Hard Way

For some untold reason or some would say ungodly reason, I have always been enthralled and involved in politics.  As a boy growing up in Troy, I was…

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September 26, 2018 – Supreme Court Rules States – Can Collect Online Sales Tax

The State of Alabama’s fiscal year begins next week on October 1.  Our state’s finances are not the best in the world. However, they got a boost from…

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

I look forward to speaking to the Birmingham Sertoma Club today at noon!
h J R
@steveflowersal
Folks in the River Region can find "Inside the Statehouse" in the Alabama Gazette of the River Region!
h J R
@steveflowersal
Thanks to the folks at the Daleville Sun Courier for carrying "Inside the Statehouse" each week!
h J R
@steveflowersal

“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.