BRADENTON, Fla. - An “ad hoc” group holding $676 million of Jefferson County, Ala.’s sewer warrants says the bankrupt county has failed to propose reasonable sewer rate increases that protect their holdings.

The group says the County Commission’s recent proposed rate increase designed to bring in 5.9% in new revenues is “so complicated and untested that the county does not know how much more revenue will be generated, if any.”

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