BRADENTON, Fla. -Alabama Gov. Bob Riley began meeting in person with Jefferson County commissioners last week, urging them to find a solution they can unite behind to resolve the county's $3.2 billion sewer debt crisis that has been the focus of negotiations with creditors for nearly seven months.

"His role in this whole situation is to try to bring the commission together to get [them] on the same page," Riley's press secretary Tara Hutchison said Friday.

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