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Last month, Deputy Revenue Secretary Mark Muchow warned West Virginia legislators that state revenue collection wasn’t likely to bounce back during the month: “There are certain months of the year I hate, and one of those months is November.”

Turns out, Muchow was prophetic. The November 2019 revenue collection of $312.05 million was $18.08 million short of the $330.13 million estimate for the month, and was down $21.59 million from November 2018, according to figures from the state auditor and the Budget Office.

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