Jefferson County legislative commitee kills two occupational tax bills

Alabama state representatives on the Jefferson County legislative committee killed two occupational tax proposals, one in a 12-3 vote and another in a 12-2 vote.

Alabama state representatives on the Jefferson County legislative committee killed two occupational tax proposals on Wednesday, one in a 12-3 vote and another in a 12-2 vote. Rep. Demetrius Newton (D-Birmingham) offered the bills, and Reps. Rod Scott (D-Fairfield) and Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham) supported the bills (Scott abstained on the second vote).

Jefferson County, which must win approval from the legislature to levy a tax, hoped to raise $60 million with the occupational tax.

Read more at the Birmingham News.