Jefferson County Controversy

A member of the Jefferson County Council takes issues with the body’s decision to retain a lobbying firm, according to this report. 

Jefferson County Commissioner Jim Carns chides his fellow commissioners for allocating $1 million to a lobbying firm in a scathing press release that questions their judgment.

Carns opposed the county’s contract with Washington-based Book Hill Partners to lobby the federal government to assist the near-bankrupt municipality. Commissioners Sheila Smoot, William Bell and Bettye Fine Collins voted for the contract on Tuesday while Carns and Bobby Humphryes were against it.

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