Big bucks for cities from alcohol tax revenues?

TRI-CITIES - As special session negotiations continue, local city officials hope to get a bigger share of alcohol tax revenues for our cities.

Alcohol taxes are expected to bring-in almost half a million dollars by this next week. Local city officials say a bigger slice of revenue means tens of thousands of extra dollars for our area.

It means extra buffer for already-lean local budgets. One resident tell us it's only fair to bring the revenue back home.

"It almost kind of seemed like empty promises to a certain standpoint I guess. But I believe that the state kind of screwed over most of the cities," said Tri-City resident Carson Backus.

Again, July first is the magic date. If a budget isn't passed by then, a government shutdown will happen across the state.