Troubled Alabama antipoverty group reverses closure plan

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – An antipoverty agency that planned to close because of financial problems linked to alleged mismanagement reversed itself and will instead remain open in Birmingham with a smaller staff.

Gary Richardson, chairman of the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity, announced the new plan Wednesday. It came less than a day after he said the organization would shut down.

The board complied with a state request to return some $1.3 million in grant money, but Richardson says it will continue. He says most of the remaining 58 employees will lose their jobs.

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12/2/2021 7:55:53 AM (GMT -6:00)

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