Jefferson County Commission http://apr.org en Jefferson County Aims To Exit Bankruptcy http://apr.org/post/jefferson-county-aims-exit-bankruptcy <p>The effort to sell $1.7 billion in refinanced Jefferson County sewer warrants begins this week with presentations by local officials in Birmingham and New York.</p><p>Jefferson County Commissioner Jimmie Stephens says the milestone means that the county "is alive and well and beginning to kick again."</p><p>The presentations come one week after the Jefferson County Commission approved modified deals with sewer creditors. The county's path to exit Chapter 9 bankruptcy relies on the sale of new sewer system warrants to replace soured debt.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:47:48 +0000 The Associated Press 40973 at http://apr.org Jefferson County Aims To Exit Bankruptcy Jefferson Co. Commission Approves Bankruptcy Plan http://apr.org/post/jefferson-co-commission-approves-bankruptcy-plan <p>Jefferson County commissioners have approved a plan to exit the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.</p><p>The panel approved the plan on a 4-1 vote Thursday. It's due to be filed with a federal judge Sunday.</p><p>Most of the $4.2 billion debt stems from bonds that funded sewer system repairs, and the plan includes sewer fee hikes of 7.4 percent for four years and 3.4 percent for 40 years.</p><p>Commissioner George Bowman opposed the plan, which he says puts too much of a burden on people in his district.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:18:05 +0000 The Associated Press 33119 at http://apr.org Jefferson Co. Commission Approves Bankruptcy Plan Jefferson County's Money Woes To Close Hospital http://apr.org/post/jefferson-countys-money-woes-close-hospital Financially troubled Jefferson County plans to quit admitting patients to its hospital for the poor. The County Commission voted 3-2 Tuesday to end inpatient care at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital. The county also asked a bankruptcy court judge to stop a lawsuit by the city of Birmingham that seeks to keep the hospital operating. The county filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in November, citing more than $4 billion in debt. It was the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history. Commissioners said the county could no longer afford to underwrite the hospital. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:20:51 +0000 The Associated Press 16990 at http://apr.org Jefferson County's Money Woes To Close Hospital Bankrupt Ala. County Considers Hospital Shutdown http://apr.org/post/bankrupt-ala-county-considers-hospital-shutdown Leaders in bankrupt Jefferson County are nearing a decision on whether to quit admitting patients to the county's charity hospital as a cost-saving move. The Jefferson County Commission will vote next Tuesday on whether to cease in-patient care at Cooper Green Hospital in Birmingham. The hospital would continue seeing patients at its emergency room, but it would quit admitting patients. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 22:02:04 +0000 Associated Press 15833 at http://apr.org Bankrupt Ala. County Considers Hospital Shutdown