Hot 5 | Week of Feb. 13, 2012

February 13, 2012

Federal funding for bridgesThe U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote later this week on a new highway funding bill that will remove the requirement that 15 percent of the bridge funding allocated to be state be spent on rural (or county-maintained) bridges. The ACCA staff has worked over the weekend with the staff […]

Hot 5 | Week of Feb. 6, 2012

February 6, 2012

County jail resources comingThe ACCA Self-Insurance Liability Fund will provide members with sample policies and procedures for the county jail in the coming weeks addressing inmate suicide, inmate medical screening and inmate medical care. These policies are recommended by the ACCA liability fund and should be carefully reviewed by the county and sheriff.
Help with bill […]

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 […]