Kimberly Murnieks Ohio's Tax Revenues Dropped Precipitously In April, As DeWine Slashes Budget By Andy Chow • May 7, 2020 Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio Ohio's tax revenues for April finished $866.5 million below estimates, the Office of Budget and Management announced Wednesday. Coronavirus In Ohio: Business Closures Take Bite Out Of Tax Revenues By Karen Kasler • Apr 8, 2020 Ken Teegardin / Flickr The state is now starting to feel the financial effects of numerous restrictions imposed to halt the spread of coronavirus. State Agencies Freeze New Programs And Hires During Budget Delay By Andy Chow • Jul 9, 2019 The Ohio Office of Budget Management is instructing state agency directors to keep a close watch on their spending during the 17-day budget extension. Budget Director Predicts Larger State Surplus Following Revised Forecasts By Karen Kasler • Jun 11, 2019 Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio Total state tax collections were up 20% over estimates for April and 3.1 % for May. That’s leading the state budget director to revise her projections for a budget surplus for the close of the fiscal year at the end of this month. Budget Director Stays Positive In Face Of Down Tax Revenue By Karen Kasler • Feb 13, 2019 Ken Teegardin / Flickr State income tax collections have been down for the last two months, leading some to wonder whether Ohio will end the fiscal year with a surplus – or in the red.