"Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced FridayOther highlights: It was the first time in three years that Virginia's tax revenues have grown three months in a row, and the first time since April 2008 that income tax withholding taxes have increased for six consecutive months (source).
that October revenue collections increased by 3.7 percent over the prior year. This is the seventh month out of the last eight in which state revenue collections exceeded the previous year’s amount. The revenue increase was primarily driven by individual withholding (+4 percent) and sales tax (+6.5 percent) collections."
McDonnell notes, “We have now seen seven of the last eight months feature increases in revenue collections, and this has occurred in tandem with a slight decrease in our unemployment rate. Clearly, these are signs of a modest turnaround in Virginia’s economy."