CHICAGO - Like most cities in Ohio, Columbus is struggling with a decline in income tax revenue, its main revenue source. But unlike in other cities, officials there last month lobbied for and won an increase in the income tax rate - a move that was followed shortly by a reaffirmation of the city's coveted Aaa rating from Moody's Investors Service.

Now on a more stable fiscal footing, Columbus plans to head to market this fall with a $242 million general obligation bond issue it had delayed selling last year.

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