Governor Riley calls special session starting Monday

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Governor Bob Riley announced he is calling lawmakers back for a special session that will begin Monday at 6pm.  He called the special session to deal with the Jefferson County financial crisis.

The county has had to shut several services down and place more than half of the county's employees on administrative leave without pay.

Governor Riley said the county's financial crisis "threatens not only the future of Jefferson County but also the economic stability of the entire state."

Riley is hoping that lawmakers will put politics aside and find a solution. He said "I'm calling on legislators to return with Montgomery with an attitude of compromise so this problem can be solved."

The session is expected to last at least five days.