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Northport mayor wanting hiring freeze

NORTHPORT, AL (WBRC) - Northport's mayor is calling for a 90-day hiring freeze.

Mayor Bobby Herndon says low sales tax receipts from December are spurring the move.

Tax revenues are down nine-percent compared to this time last year.

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