mark emkes http://wmot.org en September Tax Collections Show Marginal Growth http://wmot.org/post/september-tax-collections-show-marginal-growth <p></p><p class="p1">NASHVILLE, <span class="s1">Tenn</span>. (AP) — Tennessee's tax collections have shown marginal growth in the second month of the budget year.</p><p class="p1">Finance Commissioner Mark Emkes said in a release Tuesday that September revenues "continue to reflect the sluggish national economy."</p><p class="p1">The state's overall revenues were $1.1 billion, or 5.4 percent above the budgeted estimate. The September collections reflect economic activity in the previous month.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 00:39:32 +0000 Associated Press 16552 at http://wmot.org State Sales Tax Collections Up for the Quarter http://wmot.org/post/state-sales-tax-collections-quarter <p>Tennessee&#39;s sales tax revenues grew 6.5 percent in the first quarter of the budget year, and general fund collections are $57 million above projections.</p><p>Sales taxes account for nearly two out of every three dollars collected for the state&#39;s general fund. October sales tax collections, which reflect economic activity in the previous month, came in at nearly $16 million above projections.</p><p>State Finance Commissioner Mark Emkes says that the growth of sales tax collections is the &quot;best indicator of economic recovery.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 17:49:23 +0000 AP/WMOT 3772 at http://wmot.org