BRADENTON, Fla. — Four Jefferson County, Ala., lawmakers are legally opposing the sewer rate increase proposed by the court-appointed receiver managing the county's sewer system and its defaulted debt.

Reps. John Rogers, Mary Moore, Rod Scott, and Oliver Robinson filed a complaint Thursday to intervene in the receiver's case to prevent a rate increase for various reasons, including the fact that two separate lawsuits are pending that could result in a reduction of the amount of sewer debt, according to court documents.

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