National Public Finance Guarantee Corp. on Monday asked the judge overseeing Jefferson County, Ala.'s bankruptcy case to order an examination of the county's budget and financial condition.

NPFG, which insures $95 million, or about half, of the county's outstanding general obligation warrants, said it has attempted to contact the county a number of times to obtain financial and operational information. Eventually, the county produced data responsive to only one of 23 items requested, the insurer said in a court filing Monday.

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