Minnesota collected $153 million more in revenue than than expected last month.
The monthly Minnesota Management and Budget report on revenue collections found that April's tax revenue was almost 10 percent higher than originally projected. The results are preliminary, but indicated that the state took in $132 million more in individual income tax revenue and $28 million more in corporate income tax than the February forecast, while sales tax and other revenue sources were lower than projected.
In all, Minnesota collected $1.74 billion in April. Overall revenue for 2013 is $298 million higher than projected.
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After some of the most momentous weeks of his presidency, including court victories on gay marriage and Obamacare and an emotional eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, President Barack Obama turned his attention back to an ongoing theme of his presidency: Economic fairness.
While the nation's attention turns to the 2016 presidential race and the ever-growing field of candidates, President Barack Obama will try to drive a message he's been repeating since his first campaign: economic fairness.