BRADENTON, Fla. - Jefferson County, Ala., commissioners tomorrow will be asked to approve a $950,000 contract to hire Washington-based Book Hill Partners LLC.

When commissioners voted to place the contract on their agenda last week, they said the lobbying firm would help the county try to obtain a federal backstop, or guarantee, for restructuring its troubled $3.2 billion of sewer system debt, and to help it obtain infrastructure funding from the economic stimulus package pending in Congress.

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