BRADENTON, Fla. - Jefferson County, Ala., commissioners Friday met in a special session and approved their fourth extension to debt forbearance agreements with liquidity providers, bond insurers, and swap counterparties.

After nearly 40 minutes of debate, commissioners voted 3 to 2 to enter into the agreements delaying approximately $100 million in payments related to the county's $3.2 billion of troubled variable- and auction-rate sewer debt. The fourth forbearance expires Nov. 17.

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