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.

September 28, 2022 – New Fiscal Year Begins, Teachers and State Employees Looking Good

The new state fiscal year begins October 1, and the two state budgets are flush.  Both the General Fund and the State Special Education Budgets will be the largest in state history.   The General Fund Budget is a record breaking $2.7 billion.  It increases the revenue to mental health and prisons.  Medicaid continues to be a money eating monster.  State employees are getting a 4% cost of living raise.  This is the third time in recent history that state workers have gotten a back-to-back pay raise.  In addition, retired state employees will get a bonus.  State Senator Greg Albritton (R-Escambia) and Representative Steve Clouse (R-Ozark) the budget chairmen deserve accolades.   Veteran Alabama State Employees Association executive director, Mac McArthur deserves a lot of credit for state…

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September 21, 2022 – Board of Education

School board members are some of the most selfless public servants in Alabama. This accolade goes to the Alabama State Board of Education, and more…

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September 14, 2022 – The Decibel Level Story

Those of us who served a long time in the legislature have a lot of stories.  I served 16 years from 1982 to 1998 from my home county of Pike.  I…

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

Looking forward to visiting and speaking to Pike County Republican Women at Troy Country Club at noon today. #alpolitics
h J R
@steveflowersal
Hope you enjoy this week's column, "New Fiscal Year Begins, Teachers and State Employees Looking Good." https://t.co/1omJMH32gH #alpolitics
h J R
@steveflowersal
Hope you enjoy this week’s column, “Board of Education.” https://t.co/1omJMH32gH #alpolitics
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. He has also served as the political analyst and commentator for CBS42 in Birmingham, AL for over a decade.

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.