Hot 5: Convention, ADEM grants, safety training & more

August 18, 2014

Corrections at a Crossroads: Convention 2014 is here!
Possibly the biggest challenge facing counties today is the unknown local impact of the likely reforms to the embattled state corrections system, and that’s why Wednesday’s Opening General Session of ACCA’s 2014 Convention is focused on Corrections at a Crossroads. That conversation will continue when the County Prison [...]

Hot 5: Convention news, NACo posts & more

August 11, 2014

Convention is just a week away
Your ACCA staff is working hard to put the finishing touches on what promises to be an outstanding Annual Convention this year, and our focus on “Corrections at a Crossroads” and other timely topics has drawn great interest from leaders in and out of county government throughout the state. The [...]

Hot 5: Health insurance, transportation $ & more

August 4, 2014

LGHIP: No changes recommended
Most counties provide health insurance to employees and some officials through the Local Government Health Insurance Program. The Local Government Advisory Committee has recommended no changes to premiums or benefits for the calendar year that begins Jan. 1. The committee’s recommendation still must be approved by the State Employees’ Insurance Board, which [...]

Hot 5: Burbage wins, SelfGov.net returns & more

July 28, 2014

County candidate wins LGHIB election
Congratulations to Butch Burbage of Shelby County for winning a seat on the Local Government Health Insurance Board! Much appreciation is due to the many members of the county family who supported Butch and encouraged others to cast their ballots. Going into the election, Butch faced a sizable disadvantage because municipal [...]