by Max Brantley
State revenue continues to come in well ahead of last year and forecast, according to September numbers from the state DFA which were stronger than the preceding month.
Gross collections for the first quarter were $1.27 billion, or $90 million and 7.6 percent above last year and $39.5 million above forecast.
In September, gross collections were 10.1 percent above last year and 5.5 percent, or $24.8 million above forecast. Add that to the surplus.