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 […]

UNA Disability Support Services Receives Commendation from Governor Ivey

Dr. Graham L. Sisson Jr.

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama Disability Support Services (DSS) received a certificate of recognition from Alabama Governor Kay Ivey for their amazing work with UNA’s students.

The certificate was awarded during a panel discussion that was held by DSS as part of UNA’s homecoming events. […]

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 […]

Gov. Ivey awards grant to prepare Franklin County students for manufacturing jobs

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey announced a $28,000 Appalachian Regional Commission grant to help create a course that will help high school students in Franklin County learn skills to start careers in manufacturing.


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 […]

Republican women mean business in Alabama

Alabama’s leading Political Columnist Steve Flowers

This political year of 2018 may very well be the year of the woman in Alabama politics. In Alabama’s 200 year history, only one woman has been elected governor. Lurleen Wallace won in 1966. Only two women have served as governor, Governor Lurleen and our current governor, […]

Ivey asks for prayer for Hurricane Harvey victims

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement in response to Hurricane Harvey.

“Like all Americans, the people of Alabama are deeply moved by the massive devastation that has affected the state of Texas. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those lost because of Hurricane […]

OP ED: The Dark Cloud Over Alabama is Gone


Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

Before I took the oath of office just over 100 days ago, a dark cloud hung over Alabama.

Because of a failure in leadership and the plaque of scandal, we were faced with great uncertainty. That uncertainty hindered our ability to create new jobs, carry out the people’s […]