"The just-released quarterly survey of the Rockefeller Institute of Government shows that state coffers rose in the first quarter of 2004 by 8.1% year over year, the fastest rate since the second quarter of 2000 and faster than the median growth rate of 6.6% from 1997 to 2000. This marks the fifth straight quarter of overall state revenue growth and builds on the 7.3% increase of the 2003 fourth quarter. "
"Meanwhile, across the country, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to hold the line against tax hikes is being rewarded, as California's revenue increased by 11.1%, including double-digit gains in personal, corporate and sales taxes. Estimated 2004 tax payments on non-wage income in the Golden State also rose by 18.4% in April, suggesting even stronger revenues to come"
New York, Virginia, Ohio, and Florida tax revenues are all up double digits as well.