BRADENTON, Fla. – Bankrupt Jefferson County, Ala., is seeking bids from “competent” national underwriting firms to assist with its $1.89 billion sewer warrant refinancing obligation later this year.

A request for proposals was sent to eight firms to see if they are interested in becoming the lead banker for the transaction, which is expected to be brought to market by Dec. 20, immediately after the county exits Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

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