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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Budget Woes and Local Laws, Jackson County Commission Work Session - Nov. 4, 2013

Work Session of the Jackson County Commission at the Jackson County Courthouse, Scottsboro, Alabama on Monday November 4, 2013. Local laws and budget woes. County suffers due to state control of county business; a holdover from the post Civil War era of Jim Crow Alabama politics.

A dysfunctional state government relishing the destructive era of Jim Crow politics has resulted in not only the longest, most complex state constitution in the world but it inhibits local control of county government. This coupled with previous non-efficient, unprofessional county commissioners has created the current budget problems for Jackson County.

Three part video of the work session.

VIDEO-Part 1

Video Part 2

Video Part 3

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