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State revenue up 3.5 percent in September

| Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, 2:51 p.m.

Pennsylvania's general fund revenue in September was $2.7 billion, a 3.5 percent increase from September 2016, according to a report by the Independent Fiscal Office.

The fiscal year-to-date figures are also up with the state collecting $6.9 billion since July, a 4.8 percent increase from the first quarter of 2016.

Tax revenue was up 3.7 percent with corporation tax revenue up 5.8 percent, consumption and sales tax revenue up 4.8 percent and personal income tax revenue up 3 percent.

Nontax revenue had a negative value in September, -$3 million, because of the state releasing about $22 million in unclaimed properties back to their owners. That loss in revenue was offset by other nontax revenue such as licenses and fees.

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