State Budget Gets A Boost

Legislative leaders have received more good
news about North Carolina's financial picture.
The state has another 260 million dollars than had been
expected in its coffers from April tax filings.
The extra money means North Carolina has brought in
1.1 billion dollars more than anticipated through the
first ten months of the fiscal year. That gives budget-writers more
breathing room in forming a two-year spending plan that begins July
Higher than expected income tax payments on April 17th helped
give revenues a surprising boost.