Kyle Whitmire: No Traction for Jefferson County Bills

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No Traction for Jefferson County Bills

The Alabama legislative session that wrapped up Monday saw heated debate on issues such as education and guns. But something we didn’t hear much about this year is Jefferson County. The last few sessions Jefferson County issues made waves in the legislature. But this year most local bills quietly died. We talk a look with AL.com and The Birmingham News’ Kyle Whitmire.

Kyle Whitmire

Each week we'll hear an update on political happenings in Birmingham and Jefferson County from Birmingham News local political reporter Kyle Whitmire. Hear him Wednesday afternoons on All Things Considered.

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