State Supreme Court to decide on Jeffco occupational tax

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County is asking the State Supreme Court on Wednesday to overcome a judge's ruling that the new occupational tax is unconstitutional.

The decision will determine whether or not Jefferson County will be entering a financial crisis. Without the occupational tax, the county loses $70 million. Commissioners say jobs and services will have to be cut without the tax.

The county will argue before the court that the judge was wrong when he struck down the tax.

At 4:00 on Wednesday, Jefferson County Commissioners will be meeting with the Jefferson County House Delegation. So far, there has been no mention of getting a new tax passed.

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