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Reshaping County Government — The Sale of the County Nursing Home

August 28th, 2013

On June 1, 2013, the County exited the nursing home business with the sale of the Jefferson County Rehabilitation and Health Center, more commonly known as the County Home or the County Nursing Home.  The facility originally opened in the early 1930s as an alms house or “poor farm” to care for the needs of […]

The Truth About Jefferson County’s Bankruptcy Plan

August 11th, 2013

Since filing for bankruptcy protection in November 2011, Jefferson County has made significant progress on all fronts. Although the County’s $3 billion sewer debt gets most of the headlines, the County has another $1 billion in general obligation and school construction debt that has been advantageously restructured in the bankruptcy plan. This has been accomplished […]