BRADENTON, Fla. — Jefferson County ordered that plans to place nearly 1,000 employees on administrative leave without pay be prepared this week as the government struggles to stay solvent through the fiscal year end.

The move came after the Alabama Legislature ended its session Thursday without passing a bill in the Senate that would have provided major fiscal relief for the county, averting layoffs and other cuts in county services.

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