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  1. […] Many Alabama residents fear the effects of increased local control as well. State legislators and interest groups have associated stronger county governments with higher taxes over the years, causing individuals in the state to fear that newly empowered counties will tack on additional taxes to fund expanded government operations.[22] This is the case in financially strapped Jefferson County in which the County Commission plans to campaign for state legislation that would revive its occupational tax… […]

  2. […] Many Alabama residents fear the effects of increased local control as well. State legislators and interest groups have associated stronger county governments with higher taxes over the years, causing individuals in the state to fear that newly empowered counties will tack on additional taxes to fund expanded government operations.[22] This is the case in financially strapped Jefferson County in which the County Commission plans to campaign for state legislation that would revive its occupational tax… […]