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Lawmakers close to wrapping up special session

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Legislators are close to wrapping up a
special session aimed at rescuing Alabama's most populous county
from financial turmoil.

The Alabama Senate plans to vote Friday morning to give final passage to a bill to levy a .45 percent occupational tax on county
workers.

The tax would replace an old tax that was thrown out in court and clear the way for about 1,000 laid off county employees to return to work.

Legislators will also consider giving final passage to a bill to hire a county manager to oversee county finances.

Lawmakers hope to finish their work Friday.

That would mean they wrapped up the session in five days, the minimum amount of time required to pass a bill.


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