Welcome to the AIC's blog.  We decided to start this blog to make sure the positive aspects of county government were discussed.  There are plenty of blogs that seek to tear down local government and critize elected officials, be they federal, state or local.  This blog will advocate for local government and keep you updated on discussions about local government modernization.  County government officials have been some of the strongest advocates for government modernization in recent years.  Examples include amending the State Constitution to end holdover offices, adding transparency in the funding for state welfare programs and leading the charge to get rid of the publication of claims that is an antiquated and expensive way of performing business.  We hope you enjoy the information and please feel free to contact us with suggested postings.