Governor Considers Calling Special Session on Jefferson County Financial Crisis

Montgomery,Alabama – Governor Bob Riley says he will make a decision by the end of the week on whether to call a special session addressing Jefferson County's financial crisis.

Members of the Jefferson County legislative delegation say they have legislation that would re-enact an occupational tax and change that county's management.

Jefferson County has placed 1,000 of its employees on unpaid leave. A judge declared a previous occupational tax constitutional - that measure had generated $75 MILLION dollars annually for Jefferson county.