Alabama could lose seat in Congress and federal dollars if California gets to count illegals in census

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

Conservative Republicans, like Jeff Sessions, have been obsessed with illegal immigrants for years. Sessions is and has always been a stickler for obeying the laws of our land. He is the most honest, upright, squeaky clean, politician I have ever seen in my lifetime of observing politics in […]

Why Should You Vote for Andrew Sorrell?

 

Andrew Sorrell

ShoalsInsider.com recently sat down with Andrew Sorrell and asked him why our readers should send him to Montgomery. We asked Andrew about some topics and issues close to our reader’s hearts. Below is his response:

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Ivey needs to run out the clock

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

Recently, I wrote about Alfa’s influence in Alabama politics. In my August 8 column, I said, the Alabama Farmers Federation still controls the Legislature. They use to play in the Governor’s Race. However, they got burned badly by Bob Riley when they helped him get elected and the […]

Senators Doug Jones and Lamar Alexander introduce bill to delay auto tariffs

US Senator Doug Jones

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today introduced the Automotive Jobs Act of 2018, a bipartisan bill to delay President Trump’s recently proposed 25-percent tariff on imported cars, trucks, and auto parts. At the President’s direction, the U.S. Commerce Department initiated a Section 232 […]

Sam W. Irby Installed as President of the Alabama State Bar

Sam Irby

MONTGOMERY – At its annual meeting recently, the Alabama State Bar recognized Fairhope attorney Sam W. Irby of Irby & Heard, P.C. as the 143rd president of the 18,200-member organization.

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MO BROOKS WINS FREEDOMWORKS’ PRESTIGIOUS 2017 FREEDOMFIGHTER AWARD

US Congressman Mo Brooks

Washington, DC— Tuesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) was one of only 31 members of the U.S. House of Representatives awarded the prestigious 2017 FreedomFighter Award by FreedomWorks, a leading conservative organization with more than six million members nationwide. Only members of Congress who score better than 90% on the FreedomWorks […]

Senator Doug Jones Testifies to the International Trade Commission on the Negative Impact of Newsprint Tariffs

US Senator Doug Jones

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Doug Jones yesterday testified at a hearing held by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) on the negative impacts recently imposed newsprint tariffs have had on Alabama’s newspapers. Senator Jones has consistently advocated to put a stop to these tariffs, which are […]

Senator Jones Urges FCC Chairman to Follow Through on Funding Commitment for Internet in Alabama Schools

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Doug Jones yesterday sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, Ajit Pai addressing why the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) has failed to fund $32 million for internet services through the E-Rate program, requested by the State […]

ALABAMA AG MARSHALL AND U.S. REPRESENTATIVE MO BROOKS FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVER INCLUSION OF ILLEGAL ALIENS IN CENSUS APPORTIONMENT

 

Alabama Expected to Lose One U.S. House Seat and Electoral College Vote if Illegal AliensIncluded in Apportionment Count

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and U.S. Representative Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, have jointly filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the Census Bureau’s unlawful decision to include illegal aliens in census data […]

BROOKS RECOGNIZES 53-YEAR PASTORAL CAREER OF DR. JIMMY JACKSON IN HOUSE FLOOR SPEECH

Congressman Mo Brooks

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Washington, DC, — Tuesday morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) delivered a House floor speech paying tribute to the 53-year pastoral career of Dr. Jimmy E. Jackson, who for the last 40 years has served as pastor to […]

32-Year Old Conservative Alabama Businessman Makes Waves In Legislative Race

Andrew Sorrell

A 32-year old Alabama conservative businessman and small government conservative is outpacing every other non-incumbent candidate for state legislative office for the 2018 primary cycle.

Andrew Sorrell is running for House District 3, an open seat that has been held by the Democrats for over 140 years, but […]

FLOWERS: Adderholt is the crown jewel of our Congressional Delegation

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

There are dramatic differences between our congressional delegation of the 1940’s-1960’s and our group on the Potomac today. Obviously, their partisan badges have changed, as have Alabamians. There is also a tremendous difference in power and seniority of that era versus today’s group. That bygone era of Alabama […]

OP ED: Governor Kay Ivey Is One Year In, Serving Alabama

 

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

April 10, 2018, marks one year since I unexpectedly became governor. With only three hours’ notice, I was called on to lead.

The tasks at hand were plentiful.

We had to restore integrity to state government. Relationships with legislators and community leaders across the state had to be repaired. […]

Gov. Ivey has steadied the ship of state

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

When talk turns to politics in Alabama, it usually leads to the Governor’s race. In Alabama politics the Governor’s office is the Brass Ring. It is talked about more than anything else around coffee clubs and kitchen tables from Sand Mountain to the Wiregrass. It is comparable to […]

BROOKS: NO AMERICAN SHOULD HAVE TO SUFFER WHEN THEIR GOVERNMENT HOLDS THE KEYS TO LIFESAVING DRUGS

US Congressman Mo Brooks

Washington, DC – As a co-sponsor of H.R. 5247, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) commended his colleagues for passing this legislation that allows terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs that have passed […]

Election year slows down wheels of government

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

The Alabama Legislature usually gets very little done during an election year session except for passage of the budgets.

However, the Legislature may have to address issues pertaining to prison health care. A Federal judge has ruled that our prison mental health care is “horrendously inadequate.” This year […]

Alabama First Class Pre-K Alumni Outperforming Peers According to New Study

MONTGOMERY – Students who voluntarily participated in Alabama’s high-quality First Class Pre-K program are more likely to be proficient in reading and math than their peers, according to a new study of Alabama third graders. This finding was especially true for minority children and children living in poverty.

“These findings prove that what we […]

Steve Flowers: This Week in Alabama Politics

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

The 2018 legislative session will be short and sweet. It is an election year. Historically, during the last year of a quadrennium, the legislature convenes early and passes the budgets, then goes home and campaigns for reelection to another four year term.

Our forefathers, who wrote our 1901 […]

Former U.S. Senate candidate is the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Alabama

Dr. Will Boyd

FLORENCE– Dr. Will Boyd, former Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama’s 2017 special election, filed his declaration of candidacy for the office of Lieutenant Governor on February 9th.

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Steve Flowers: “Siegelman prosecuted for political reasons”

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

I have written about the legendary capitol reporters who use to cover Goat Hill. There was Bob Ingram of the Montgomery Advertiser, Al Fox of the Birmingham News, Hugh Sparrow of the Birmingham News, Rex Thomas of the Associated Press, Don Martin of UPI and Clarke Stallworth of […]