After the Alabama Legislature adjourned May 16 without providing Jefferson County fiscal relief, the federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy case will be asked Thursday to give the county additional time to decide whether to reject a lease securing $82.5 million of revenue warrants, the county said in a court filing last week.

The special limited obligations were issued by the Jefferson County Public Building Authority in 2006 to finance the cost of purchasing land and building a new courthouse and jail in the city of Bessemer.

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