Things aren’t looking good for Jefferson County and its reserve fund. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said Thursday that he thinks a special session to address Jefferson County’s sewer debt and budget woes is not likely to be scheduled in November.
From Birmingham News reporter Kim Chandler:
“We’re not close to an agreement yet. I think a November special session is probably unlikely,” the governor said when asked about the matter this afternoon. “We are still talking to (legislators), but the ultimate answer is going to have to come from within Jefferson County. They are going to have to pay for it some way or another or bankruptcy will occur.”
Every day Gov. Bentley waits to call a special session, Jefferson County spends $110,000 from its reserves.
Read much more at AL.com.
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