The Omaha Finance Department says the city will end the year with a larger surplus than expected because of health care savings.
The Mayor's Office announced Friday that the city expects to end the year with a $6.2 million general fund surplus.
In September, that surplus was projected to be $2.4 million.
In a press release, Mayor Jean Stothert said the city negotiated lower prescription drug, physician and hospital care costs and implemented a wellness program.
Health care savings make up roughly $2 million of the projected surplus, according to the third quarter financial report.
Overall, that and other expenditures are projected to be about $5.7 million under budget.
The Police Department and the account that includes jail costs each are on track to spend about $1 million less than budgeted.
Revenues overall are projected to be about $550,000 over budget. Sales tax revenues are projected to be $2.8 million higher than budgeted. But utility occupation taxes are projected to be $1 million less than budgeted because of a decline in landline usage.
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