The Birmingham City Council Tuesday approved a resolution urging Jefferson County’s legislative delegation to reinstate an occupational tax or give the county limited home rule.

Alabama’s largest county filed a Chapter 9 bankruptcy petition in November after failing to negotiate a restructuring agreement for $3.14 billion of sewer debt, and after legislators failed to authorize a replacement jobs tax that supplied as much as 40% of its general fund revenue. The previous tax had been struck down in court.

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