Jefferson County is on track to emerge from bankruptcy by the end of the year. The county commission Thurday voted 4-1 to approve a revised exit plan. The deal includes $300-million dollars in creditor concessions. That drops the county's sewer debt down to $1.7 billion. Before the county filed for bankruptcy, the sewer debt was $3.2 billion. Commission president David Carrington (R-Vestavia) said JP Morgan, the biggest creditor, is taking the "lion's share" of the concessions. Commissioner Jimmie Stephens (R-Bessemer) described the negotiations as "intense." The plan now goes to the bankruptcy judge, who will hold a hearing next month.