Travis Fain has some great budget numbers blogging.
Graham said the department got about 107,000 fewer state tax returns in for the first three weeks of April this year compared to last. And the fourth week brought about 110,000 more this year compared to last.
Still, as the AJC has reported, legislators, already wary of Gov. Sonny Perdue and his budget positions, are grumbling.
Even State Rep. Larry O’Neal, a Warner Robins tax attorney, head of the Ways and Means Committee, a brilliant numbers guy and a close friend of the governor’s, called the May numbers unusual.
“It certainly draws that question into the forefront,” he said. “I don’t see that there’s necessarily any slight of hand, but it is very, very convenient.”
Of course as Travis notes later in the post, the jump was 27.9% from May 2006, a very, very unusual jump. The month just was just 7.6% over April and sales taxes declined.
Check out Travis’s full post here.