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.

February 21, 2024 – It Appears the Qualification to Run in the Democratic Primary for the New 2nd Congressional District is You Should Not Live in the District.

“Friends and Neighbors” politics and “all politics is local” has gone by the wayside.  Instead, we are a state and nation divided along partisan and racial lines.  In Alabama almost all White voters are Republican and almost all Black voters are Democrats.  Most folks vote lockstep along party lines. The federal courts have picked up on this and decided to plow new ground and create a second minority district for us here in Alabama by taking redistricting out of the constitutionally designated power of drawing lines away from the legislature and using the Voting Rights Act as precedent to draw their own lines.  When they drew the new lines for a second Black/Democratic district, they strived to make sure that the new district would favor a Democrat. The new district includes all of…

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February 14, 2024 – State Senate Leaders

Last week we discussed the Alabama House of Representatives and highlighted the leaders in the House. This week we will talk about the prominent…

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February 7, 2024 – Legislative Session Begins this week – Players to Watch in the House.

The 2024 Legislative Session has begun this week. It can last three and a half months from February 6 to May 20. The Alabama Legislature is a very…

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

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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 television stations WAKA, CBS 8 – Montgomery and CBS 42 – Birmingham 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.