Ohio Governor Boosts Rainy Day Fund to New High
Ohio's rainy day fund has hit an all-time high of $1.48 billion, following a deposit of $996 million last week from a budget surplus.
Ohio’s rainy day fund has hit an all-time high.
Gov. John Kasich on Thursday filled the account with a deposit of nearly $996 million, bringing the total to $1.48 billion. The deposit, made possible by a nearly $2 billion surplus in Ohio’s General Revenue Fund, marks the first time in more than a decade that the fund has reached its maximum.
The rainy day fund, officially known as the Budget Stabilization Fund, is used to set aside state money during good economic times that can be used during unexpected economic downturns.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
LATEST FINANCE HEADLINES
States Are Actually Driving Transportation Funding Declines3 hours ago
Christie's New Transportation Commissioner Not Ruling Out Gas Tax Hike11 hours ago
Railroad Tax Fight Lands on Supreme Court Docket1 day ago
Texas May Increase the Number of Toll Roads in the State4 days ago
Many Places Tax 'Summer People' Different from 'Townies'4 days ago
Income Growth Varies Widely Across States4 days ago