Tuscaloosa leaders meet to strategize

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Tuscaloosa's state legislative committee met with city leaders on Thursday to plan their strategy to better their community.

Just as last year, Tuscaloosa's mayor and city council say their biggest concern revolves around Bryce Hospital. A new Bryce will be built in Tuscaloosa, but some are concerned if it will serve many fewer patients than it currently does. They fear that would shift more of a burden on the city and not help patients who are on the street when they should be hospitalized.

It is an annual meeting held a week before the legislative session begins. Tuscaloosa's mayor and council also shared concerns about splitting sales tax revenue from beer sales with smaller municipalities that incorporated after the current law went in effect. Tuscaloosa uses some of that money for police and fire fighter salaries.

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