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Omaha end its fiscal year with budget surplus

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Posted at 5:14 PM, Jun 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-02 18:59:38-04

Omaha's mayor says the city ended its third straight year with a budget surplus.

Figures put out by mayor Jean Stothert's office today shows Omaha finished 8.6 million dollars ahead of budget in 2015.

Both the fire and police departments finished under budget and city sales taxes brought in about 4 million more than expected.

Those budget numbers included nearly 29 and a half million dollars in restaurant tax money.

The extra money will go into reserve funds, human resource software,  new payroll system and the 2017 budget general fund.

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