House Report

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By State Representative Todd Russ

By the time you read this, the legislative session will have begun. There will be much talk early on about the state budget, so I thought I would share some of the latest information. Things are looking up.

According to the most recent state treasurer’s report, December collections to the state treasury were $1 billion – up $107.9 million, or 12 percent – compared to receipts from December 2016. During 2017, gross receipts were $11.45 billion – 6.2 percent, or $667.6 million – above 2016 collections.

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