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With new plan expected soon, May is another strong month of tax collections

Jun 08, 2019 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

COLUMBUS — With May’s figures now in the books, Ohio’s tax revenues continue to come in higher than expected, giving state lawmakers added flexibility as they prepare to release a new two-year state budget proposal next week.

In May, Ohio collected about $2.16 billion in taxes, according to new budget figures released Friday. That’s about $65.7 million, or 3.1%, more than state budget officials had planned for. Including the new numbers, Ohio year-to-date has brought in $616.8 mill...