This should be encouraging. Of course the question will become whether there are tax cuts, savings, or more spending because of the surplus.
Three-quarters of the way through the fiscal year, Georgia is collecting $1 billion more in taxes than it did during the same period of 2005.
A state Department of Revenue report released Monday shows that revenue climbed 6.5 percent in March over March 2005, an increase of about $73.2 million. For fiscal 2006, which ends June 30, collections are up 9.6 percent, or $1.028 billion, over the same period in 2005.