MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - The special session to save Jefferson County from financial collapse will soon start.
State lawmakers begin debating Tuesday over a new occupational tax for Jefferson County. The bill is aimed at keeping the county afloat.
Lawmakers have a minimum five days before a bill can be passed and become law. This means August 14th is the earliest the problem can be solved.
As for the price tag, the meeting costs 110-thousand dollars at taxpayer expense which could get more expensive if the session runs long.
Representative John Rogers claims he has enough votes in the House to pass a .45% percent jobs tax with no exemptions.