Ala. County May Slash Jobs To Avoid Ch. 9 Filing

Law360, New York (June 6, 2011, 8:56 PM EDT) -- Ruined by a scandalous sewer project, Jefferson County, Ala., on Monday reportedly proposed shedding one-third of the county’s workforce in order to avoid the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

The county’s finance committee will meet Tuesday to discuss draconian budget plans, which includes laying off 697 employees, a move that would save the municipality about $12.3 million as it limps toward the September end of its fiscal year, The Birmingham News reported.

The Jefferson County Commission decided against filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in October...
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