Supreme Court says Jeffco tax assessor will have to work with smaller budget

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - The Alabama Supreme Court says Jefferson County's tax assessor will have to make do with less money.

After county commissioners cut his budget, Dan Weinrib filed a lawsuit saying his department did not have enough money to do their job. A circuit judge sided with Weinrib, ordering the county to restore his budget.  That decision was overturned by the Supreme Court, which said Weinrib could still do the job with fewer people, although it would be harder.

The news comes at a critical point as property tax collection notices are set to go out.