THE RACE IS ON FOR THE US SENATE

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

We are less than three months away from the election for our number two U.S. Senate Seat. The winner of the Republican Primary on March 3, 2020 will be our next U.S. Senator. Winning the GOP Primary for any statewide office in a presidential year is tantamount to […]

There is a teacher shortage crisis in Alabama

US Senator Doug Jones

By Senator Doug Jones

During the 2017 school year, more than 1,700 Alabama teachers in grades 7-12 were not certified to teach the English, math, social studies, science, or special education classes they were assigned to teach. In fact, in 70 schools in Alabama, 10 percent or more of the […]

STEVE FLOWERS: THIS WEEK IN ALABAMA POLITICS

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

Alabama is in good hands with John McMillan.  A good man is in the job of State Treasurer of Alabama for the third straight quadrennium.

Young Boozer served two successive four-year terms from 2010-2018.  Mr. Boozer did an excellent job as Treasurer. He was perfect for the job.  […]

TWO OPEN CONGRESSIONAL SEATS IN THE HEART OF DIXIE IN 2020

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

Governor Kay Ivey has had a very successful first year as governor. One of the coups she pulled off was getting the legislature to pass legislation granting the governor the power to appoint the Board of Pardons and Paroles. The new law will give her all the […]

Roy Moore to run for Senate in 2020

Republican Roy Moore announced Thursday he is running for an Alabama US Senate seat again in the 2020 elections.

Moore’s announcement is causing controversy among the Republican party. According to several Republicans including President Trump, if Moore runs the party will not win the Senate seat. Many Republicans consider the race for the Senate […]

Local mayors endorse Bradley Byrne in Senate race

Bradley Byrne

This week, two Shoals area mayors have endorsed Mobile native Bradley Byrne for US Senate.

Florence Mayor Steve Holt endorsed Byrne in his run on Thursday. This follows a previous endorsement from Muscle Shoals Mayor David Bradford, showing that Bradley is building strong support here in the Shoals.

Here is what Mayor […]

Alabama Constitutional Amendments Sent to Voters

By Eric Marchan – Staff Writer

MONTGOMERY- Alabama voters will have several amendments to vote on in the 2020 elections, on March 3 and November 3.

Most bills will be in the November general election with some exceptions such as K-2 education governance amendment. The other bills that will be voted on are on […]

Will Alabama’s Chemical Castration be Effective?

By Eric Marchan – Staff Writer

Days after Governor Kay Ivey signed the chemical castration the American Civil Liberties Union considers the law unconstitutional.

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Who will take Doug Jones out next year?

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

It is a foregone conclusion that a Republican will take out our anomaly liberal democratic senator, Doug Jones, next year. The question is which Republican will be the nominee and capture the seat.

The early favorite is U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne. There is an old adage that often […]

LOBBYISTS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE STATEHOUSE

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

As I observe the legislature, it occurs to me that I am getting older. A lot of the legislators and lobbyists I have known over the years have moved on.

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Ivey was thinking of next generation rather than next election

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

There is no question that Governor Kay Ivey’s Infrastructure/Gas Tax Program was the cornerstone issue of this legislative session. This monumental legislation will be a tremendous enhancement for Alabama’s economic development for decades to come. Gov. Ivey and the legislative leadership deserve accolades for addressing this important […]

A Good Solution To The Tier 2 Retirement System

Craig Ford

Unintended consequences are a common problem when it comes to making laws and government policy. A good example of this is the changes lawmakers made in 2012 to the retirement systems for education and state employees.

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Former State Senator Zeb Little Arrested for Felony Theft of More Than $25,000

Former Senator Zeb Little

(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that former state senator Zeb Little, 50, of Cullman, was indicted* by a Cullman County grand jury on three counts of felony theft of property. Little surrendered to the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office yesterday and was released on a $15,000 […]

ALABAMA LEADS THE WAY WITH FEMALE GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

There has been a lot of talk about the advancement of women in politics over the past year. It has been suggested that more progressive states have led the way with this change. Alabama can very well make the case that we lead the nation in women […]

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE BY STEVE FLOWERS

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

The Legislature has met for their organizational session and elected their leadership for the next four years.

Both the House and Senate leadership remain essentially the same as the last quadrennium.

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CRAIG FORD OP-ED: Alabama Policy Institute’s Four Lies About “School Choice”

Craig Ford

In a recent editorial, the Alabama Policy Institute (API) attempted to label four of the arguments against “school choice” as myths.

I guess that’s what you have to do when the truth doesn’t fit your agenda. But the truth does need to be told, and the misinformation coming from […]

NEW FEDERAL JUDGES IN ALABAMA – FUTURE LEGACY

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

Regardless of what happens in Donald Trump’s administration over the next two years, he will have a proven record of success as President especially if you are a conservative American.

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Alabama is called the “Heart of Dixie”

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

As we begin this New Year of 2019, Alabama begins a new quadrennium in state government.

All of our Constitutional state officeholders begin their new four-year terms this month. Governor Kay Ivey will be sworn in for a four-year term on January 14. Also, being sworn in […]

STEVE FLOWERS: WE ARE NOW A REPUBLICAN STATE

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

A few last thoughts and observations on our November 6 General Election in Alabama.

Our new 55th Governor looked and sounded more like the old Kay Ivey, than the one we have seen the past few years and during the campaign. She was vibrant, succinct to the […]

Alabama’s 55th Governor was raised right and the accent is real

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

The legendary Alabama storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Windham, used to say, “Alabama is like a big front porch.” She was right, I have found that to be the case my entire life. Even recently, as I’ve traversed the state, I am always amazed at how you can visit […]