Jeffco still looking for financial help from lawmakers | News
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC)- There is no action yet for a possible bailout for Jefferson County.
Proposed bills to help the county out of its financial crisis could come up for debate, and be voted on, in the county house delegation next week. Some lawmakers are pushing legislation that would allow the county to bring back the occupational tax. If the county does not get help, there will be more layoffs.
"I've had concerns and I still do that's whether there will be help or not. Without any help we are looking at discontinuing any county services," said Commissioner Jimmie Stephens.
If there is no help from lawmakers, County Manager Tony Petelos says he may ask Governor Bentley to include the job tax in any special session he might call.
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