MONTGOMERY - Ken Joiner
has never been the butt of the jokes about Alabama's micro-managing state Constitution.
In all his years as Calhoun County's administrator, Joiner has never had to ask the entire state for permission to bury dead horses or spray for bugs.
But there have been plenty of less embarrassing things.
When Calhoun County
wanted to create an Economic Development Council to attract businesses, Alabama's Constitution had to be changed to make it happen.
When the county wanted to charge a tax to pay for rural fire departments, that took an amendment, too."It's absurd," Joiner
"It's an archaic system."