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Mo. tax revenues up 2.2 percent in August

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri tax revenues rose slightly last month, thanks to solid growth in income tax collections.

The state Office of Administration said Wednesday that net general revenues were up 2.2 percent in August compared to the same month last year.

That includes a 4.6 growth rate in individual income taxes and 10.2 percent growth in corporate income tax collections.

Sales tax collections were down by 1.8 percent compared to August 2012.

State budget director Linda Luebbering (LOO’-ber-ing) says Missouri borrowed $150 million from its cash-reserve fund in August to ensure it had enough money to make school payments. The reserve fund must be replenished by mid-May.

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