Special Session Called For Alabama

Gov. Bob Riley has called for a special legislative session to consider a tax intended to help fix the financial crisis in Birmingham's Jefferson County.
Riley said Saturday evening he would convene the session Monday at 6 p.m. to consider a new .5 percent occupational tax.
The new tax would replace an old tax that was struck down by the courts. The lost revenue has plunged Alabama's most populous county into debt and led to unpaid leave for more than one-fourth of the county's 3,600 workers.


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