BRADENTON, Fla. — Birmingham, Ala. is coming to market next week with a $75 million general obligation sale and a firm message — that the city may be in Jefferson County but does not share the county's fiscal woes.

To spark additional interest in the deal, city finance director Tom Barnett said he obtained a fourth review of the transaction from the Kroll Bond Rating Agency to provide prospective investors with greater clarity about the distinctions that separate Birmingham, the seat of Jefferson County, from the ongoing bankruptcy of the county government.

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