JeffCo lawmaker wants to move $1.5MM from legislative fund to law enforcement | News
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC)- A McCalla lawmaker wants to take money away from the Jefferson County legislative delegation and give it to law enforcement.
Tuesday, Rep. Allen Farley told the county commission he has a bill to move $1.5 million out of the legislative fudn to the county. The money has been funding a legislative office which is no longer in use.
Lawmakers were getting a portion of each pistol permit paid for in Jefferson County. That totaled about $165,000 a year and Farley says that law enforcement and even the courthouse could use the money.
"We've got this money earmarked for law enforcement purposes, now we can take this other money and bring back somebody to work in the revenue department or bring back somebody to work in the courthouse to make the lines go faster," Farley said.
Farley says he expects he will face opposition from some other lawmakers about reappointing the money.
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