by Mary Pons, ACCA Association Counsel
Volume 54, Number 1 - 2010
The importance of Alabama’s Open Meetings Law.
Volume 53, Number 5 - 2009
A busy year ahead.
Volume 53, Number 4 - 2009
The Association's Legislative Committee serves as the backbone of ACCA's legislative initiative.
Volume 53, Number 3 - 2009
Keeping up with Alabama's counties
Volume 53, Number 2 - 2009
Is your county still following the Open Meetings Law?
Volume 53, Number 1 - 2009
Living within the county's means.
Volume 52, Number 6 - 2008
Why it's important to stand our ground on tax exemptions.
Volume 52, Number 3 - 2008
Managing solid waste to the benefit of the county.
Volume 52, Number 2 - 2008
Important changes to the Alabama Bid Law.
Volume 52, Number 1 - 2008
The importance of preclearance.
Volume 51, Number 6 - 2007
Public employees in an election year...
Volume 51, Number 5 - 2007
Important dates to remember...
Volume 51, Number 3 - 2007
Frequently Asked Questions on county purchases and sales.
Volume 51, Number 2 - 2007
Self Governance at Work -- Looking back at a past success.
Volume 51, Number 1 - 2007
Supreme Court issues important ruling on County's governmental authority.
Volume 50, Number 5 - 2006
A Commission's decision to privatize county inmate healthcare
Convention Issue 2006
Juvenile justice system needs major reform
Pre-Convention Issue 2006
Interpreting the new Open Meetings Law
Spring Issue 2006
Subdivision regulations strengthened by Legislature
Fall Issue 2005
HAVA big concern as elections quickly approach
Convention Issue 2005
Counties should review for ADA compliance
Pre-Convention Issue 2005
Counties should have written drug testing policy
Legislative Wrap-Up Issue 2005
Funding for 911 services important issue for counties
Spring Issue 2005
Legislature addresses local constitutional amendments
Legislative Conference Issue 2004
County employees join ACCA staff in the trenches
Fall Issue 2004
Counties Responsible for Implementing Laws
Convention Issue 2004
Felony Offender Act Ruled Constitutional
New Election Laws May
Impact Counties in November
Spring Issue 2004
Counties Should Protect Their Right to Counsel
Preview Issue 2003
Alabama's Open Records Act
Tools for Monitoring and Passing
Fall Issue 2003
Local Bills Vitally Important
Convention Issue 2003
Alabama's New Smoking Law Takes
Pre-Convention Issue 2003
AG Issues Opinion on Open Meetings
Spring Issue 2003
Attorney General Issues Four
Legislative Preview Issue
Regarding Employee Military Leave
Fall Issue 2002
Medical Care for
Inmates Huge Burdon to Counties
Only May Set School Tax Elections
Officials and Conflicts of Interest
in the County Workplace
Help Ease Jail Overcrowding
Outcome of Four
Cases Important to Counties
Ethics an Issue
as 3rd Special Session Ends
Roads Costs Counties Money and Energy
Ruling May Not
End Prison Backlog Problem
Answers Credit Card Questions
Session Refresher Course
Terms Bring New Faces, Questions
Convention Issue 2000
County Versus Smith Revisited
New Challenges After Recent Road Rulings
Need Answers Before Seeking Office
Emergency Bid Situations
Raise Frequent Questions
Supreme Court Ruling
Makes It Nice To Revisit Smitherman
Cost of Incarceration
Legislation Eases Burden on Counties
New Liability Questions
Raised in Supreme Court Decision
Supreme Court Strikes
Down Alabama's Franchise Tax
Identifying Road and
Bridge Revenue Sources is Complicated Task