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Sales Tax Revenues Give OKC $8 Million Budget Surplus

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Thanks to a better than expected sales tax revenue, OKC now has an $8 million budget surplus.

News 9 has learned that every city council member will received one million dollars in each of their wards under a new proposal. So how will the money be spent?

"All to roads," says Councilman Larry McAtee.

Several council members have also expressed an interest in using the money to repave roads in their wards. The need to cover certain bus stop locations has also been expressed by council members.

Councilwoman Meg Salyers says she will pledged at least $500,000 of her ward's share to the proposed quiet zone in downtown OKC. The $4 million project would improve railroad crossings, so train conductors can legally not blow their loud horns for long periods of time.

In two weeks, the city council is expected to green light the proposed legislation so the extra money can be spent.

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