Hot 5 | Week of Jan. 30, 2012

January 30, 2012

Plenty of ideasThere are at least four different proposals being advanced to generate revenue for road and bridge projects during the 2012 regular session — but none include raising new revenue. Among the ideas are a $2 billion bond issue using the same Garvee Bonds used for the 2000 county bridge program and a bond […]

NACo South Region Update

January 26, 2012

On Jan. 9, I spent a day touring NACo headquarters in Washington, D.C. I was accompanied by David F. Thompson, the Executive Director of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, and Lisa Nolen, who is our Outreach Coordinator. We met with many staff and department heads and received a briefing of the various services […]

Hot 5 | Week of Jan. 23, 2012

January 23, 2012

Bronner to give RSA updateDavid Bronner, head of the Retirement Systems of Alabama, has joined the agenda for the County Financial Workshop on Feb. 9-10. This promises to be a timely presentation, since it falls during the first week of the legislative session, and legislative leaders have called for changes to RSA.
ACCA recommendations for constitutional […]

ACCA makes recommendations to Constitutional Revision Commission

January 18, 2012

ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield is presenting the following information to Alabama’s Constitutional Revision Commission this afternoon.
Proposed Constitutional Changes to Provide County Government Efficiency and Local Decision-Making
OVERVIEW
As discussed with this commission during an earlier session, the provisions of Alabama‚Äôs Constitution regarding local laws and the administration of county government have a dramatically negative impact on […]