Private investigators in Ohio smelled a rat when it came to the $27.3 billion general fund budget passed by the state legislature in July.

The budget for the 1992-93 biennium that began July 1 was balanced through the use of numerous revenue enhancements, including an extension of state local sales taxes to detective and protective services. The state is counting on receiving $34.8 million over the two years from expanding the tax to include investigative services.

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