Tuscaloosa lawmakers have high hopes

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Tuscaloosa's legislative delegation has expressed optimism for some proposals for the coming year, but their plans could face a tough battle.

A priority is keeping Bryce Mental Hospital and its jobs in Tuscaloosa.
That may be a problem because of declining tax revenue.

The State Department of Mental Health and the University of Alabama still have not worked out a deal to buy the property.

The legislative session begins January 12th.