Commission tables AG opinion on tax

Waiting hospitals to make formal request

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission tabled a resolution Monday to ask the Alabama Attorney General’s Office to give an opinion concerning a statewide amendment and local Legislative bill that currently allows a 4 mill ad valorem tax for county hospitals.

Bills passed by the Alabama Legislature dating back to 1947 allowed the voters to approve the 4-mill tax, which was passed.

Although members of the Escambia County Health Care Authority and three Brewton physicians have appeared before the commission during administrative workshops discussing the financial situation affecting the health care...

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