A new report shows state revenues tracking very close to the December state revenue forecast.
The numbers are running only about $171,000 behind forecast.
"Budget forecasting is always a tug-of-war between reality and fantasy," said Sen. Ray Holmberg (R-Grand Forks), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. "I believe these preliminary numbers indicate reality won out."
Holmberg said when the December forecast was prepared, state lawmakers wanted to be on the conservative side when it came to tax collections.