The October report on state tax take shows revenues continue to outpace last year and build a surplus.

Monthly gross revenue of $510 million was 1.9 percent more than the same month last year and .6 percent above forecast, the figure by which the budget is set.

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For the first four months of the budget year, which began July 1, gross revenue is up 4.2 percent, which is 1.6 percent or more than $33 million above forecast. Net revenue — after mandatory deductions for certain expenses, is $57.5 million above forecast, a healthy surplus that could be used to take school spending up to levels demanded by Lakeview or deal with prison crowding and lack of sufficient parole and probation officers or, the governor’s preference, give a tax cut that would predominantly benefit the ultrawealthy.

Here’s the full report.

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