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Monday, January 6, 2014

Jackson County Discretionary Fund Meeting - Jackson County Alabama Legislative Delegation

Alabama State Senator Shad McGill serves as Chairman of the Jackson County Discretionary Fund Committee. (photos by G. Morgan)
The Jackson County Legislative Delegation has the following fund balances: Delegation Office Account - $86,393.00; Discretionary Fund Account- $830,446.65 as of today's date.
All requests for funds were tabled until "the Discretionary Fund Budget" could be reviewed. However, by a 4 to 2 vote it was approved that $225,000 be taken from the Discretionary Fund for the Legislative Delegation's office space. Revenue Commissioner Ron Crawford and Commissioner Stacey Ledwell voted against the $225,000 "loan," as described by Mr. Johnson and Mr. McGill to be transferred from the Discretionary Fund to the Delegation office fund. Please watch the video for more on this issue.
Sen. McGill describes Jackson County Commission involvement in Laurel St. building purchase, "County commission suggested the purchase of the building..."

WAFF News Story: http://www.waff.com/story/24377621/jackson-co-delegation-approves-new-move-project  Previous WAFF story: http://www.waff.com/story/24234183/plans-for-jackson-co-delegation-move-on-hold

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