Steve Flowers

“Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers” is Alabama’s leading political column. It is published weekly in over 60 Alabama newspapers and has a circulation of over 360,000. 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.

March 3, 2021 – Will Legislature Allow Alabamians to Vote on Gambling Revenue for State

In 1998 Governor Don Siegelman ran for Governor of Alabama on a platform of proposing that his administration would enact legislation creating a state lottery. It would be patterned after Georgia’s lottery, which gave the bulk of the proceeds to an educational fund. That was over two decades ago. Our neighboring state of Georgia has reaped billions of dollars from their lottery in the last three decades, which has allowed them to outdistance us by a country mile in educating their children. A good many of those Georgia students attend college in their state free under the Hope Scholarship Program funded with these lottery dollars. A substantial amount of these funds going to Georgia students come from Alabamians who buy Georgia Lottery tickets. Siegelman proceeded to push this lottery…

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February 24, 2021 – Benefactor or Ideologue

Over the years, I have discussed my observations and concepts of the two different roles or routes taken by a U.S. Senator or Congressman during…

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February 17, 2021 – Alabama Will Miss Richard Shelby, Immensely

In only 21 short months, at the close of 2022, Alabama will lose the greatest senator in our state’s history.  Those of us who are political…

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

Hope you enjoy this week’s colum, “Will Legislature Allow Alabamians to Vote on Gambling Revenue for State?”… https://t.co/ej7WGXJ06p
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Will be on CBS 42 at 4:40 RE Legislative Session. #alpolitics
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Hope you enjoy this week’s column, “Benefactor vs. Ideologue.” https://t.co/u6iClNHRSg #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.