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Steve Flowers

Steve Flowers is Alabama’s leading political columnist. His column appears weekly in more than 70 Alabama newspapers. Steve served 16 years in the state legislature. He may be reached at www.steveflowers.us.

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Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers – March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014   |   By Steve Flowers     |   Opinion

There is a cadre of politicos in Birmingham who are approaching their 60’s that have been a close knit group of true blue Republicans since the get go. They have probably never been or needed to run as Democrats. More than likely, they were Goldwater Republicans when they were little boys. Most certainly they wereContinue Reading

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers – March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014   |   By Steve Flowers     |   Opinion

A while back I wrote a column entitled “The State Legislature Is A Good Training Ground For Governor, But Not A Good Stepping Stone To Governor.” The essence of my hypothesis was being one of the 105 members of the House of Representatives or even one of the 35 members of the State Senate doesContinue Reading

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers – March 13, 2014

March 13, 2014   |   By Steve Flowers     |   Opinion

Last week we highlighted and handicapped the statewide races for the top five constitutional offices of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, treasurer and agriculture commissioner. All of these offices are held by incumbent Republicans. Therefore, it would be an upset if any of them went down to defeat. In fact, currently there are 31 statewideContinue Reading