ATLANTA -- An improving economy pushed Georgia tax collections up 13 percent in April, Gov. Nathan Deal’s office announced Wednesday.
He let the news slip a day earlier when he signed the $19.9 billion budget into law in his Capitol office before a dozen reporters. He was asked if future budgets would include the 3-percent cuts most agencies are getting in next year’s spending plan.
He said, “I have never been one to subscribe to the terms ‘this is the new normal,’” mentioning the 13-percent boost in the previous month’s collections.