- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri’s budget director says revenue is up 3.4 percent compared to the same time last year.

Director Dan Haug on Thursday announced that the state brought in about $8.1 billion in the current fiscal year through May. At the same time last year, the state had $7.8 billion.

Revenue in May was up 12 percent compared to May 2015.

Individual income tax collections increased more than 4 percent so far this year and more than 12 percent last month. The state’s collected roughly $6.6 billion.

Sales tax revenue also has increased more than 5 percent, from $1.8 billion last year to $1.9 billion this year.

Corporate income taxes have decreased 15 percent this year. The state collected $465 million last year but has brought in only $395 million this year.

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