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Supreme Court Rules Against Jefferson County Tax

Montgomery, AL – The Alabama Supreme Court has blocked Jefferson County from spending money from an outlawed occupational tax.

The court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that found the tax had been struck down by lawmakers a decade ago. That means the county can't spend money that was collected under the tax.

Court decisions against the tax led to the current budget crisis in Jefferson County, where government is partially shut down.

The Legislature earlier this month approved a levy to replace the old tax, which provided about a quarter of the county's revenues.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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