Some Alabama state legislators apparently upset about the downsizing of Jefferson County, Ala.'s indigent care hospital have filed bills that, among other things, would require disclosure of expenses funded with a dedicated indigent care tax, and subject county commissioners to fines.

Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham, co-chair of the local legislative delegation, and Rep. Mary Moore, D-Birmingham, have co-filed at least three bills dealing with the indigent care tax and the county-owned facility it used to support called Cooper Green Mercy Hospital.

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