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Jefferson County prepares budgets

By Alan Collins

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County Commissioners are set to vote out of committee two sets of budgets Wednesday.

The commissioners are set to approve a budget to start the new fiscal year October 1. There will be $4 million in Sheriff Mike Hale's budget, if he agrees to open up the expanded Bessemer jail which has been closed because of money problems.

The commissioners will also have another set of budgets which will not include millions of dollars from the occupational tax.  Commissioners say they want the new county commission to have a separate budget in case the county loses the latest battle over the new job tax.

The commissioners are scheduled to vote on the budgets next Tuesday.

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