September's revenue collections are in.
And they're ahead of forecast.
State Office of Management and Budget director Pam Sharp said they came in $16.5 million ahead of forecast. And since July, the beginning of FY 2018, state revenues are $26.5 million ahead.
"We do believe we have turned the corner," Sharp said.
Sharp said things have picked up since the spring.
"We've had some really good, solid months of sales tax collections," Sharp said. "I think a lot of that has been generated from the western part of the state. It's encouraging."