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Oneida County announces $1.5 million budget surplus

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The Standard and Poors credit rating for Oneida County has improved and the county is celebrating another budget surplus.

The Oneida County executive and county comptroller announced the $1.5 million surplus this morning. They say it's because expenses were under budget in areas such as social services and public health.

The credit rating improved from A+ to AA-. A big part of the change was payments from the Oneida Indian Nation settlement have begun.

County Executive Anthony Picente says the big decisions in the next few weeks will be how to spend the money from the gaming revenue.

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