Waggoner Bill Becomes Law

A bill rolling back the controversial Birmingham City Council pay raise became law Friday.   The measure, sponsored by state Sen. Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) ties the council's pay to the median household income in Birmingham, which is currently $32,000.   The council sparked public outrage after it voted, without discussion, to increase its pay from $15,000 annually, to $50,000.   Waggoner described the vote as "an abuse of the process."   The bill sailed through the county's House and Senate delegations.   The pay raise takes effect with the new term. 


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