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McAlester must cut budget by $1 million

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- McAlester's city manager says the city's going to have to cut its budget by a million dollars.

City councilors passed a $17.6-million preliminary budget in June and agreed to review it in 90 days.

City Manager Susan Monroe, who started the job in July, says a more realistic figure is $16.6-million.

One of the main reasons is that sales tax collections since July 1st have come in below the 9.6 percent increase required by the budget.

The most recent sales tax disbursement to the city totaled $981,000, a 6.7 increase over the same time last year.

The city's financial situation will be discussed at a city council meeting Tuesday.
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