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Ga. revenues climb for September

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's tax collections are continuing to rebound, climbing 5.6% in September over the same month a year ago.

State money managers reported on Friday that for the fiscal year that began July 1, tax collections have increased $272 million, or 7.2%, compared to last year.

Gov. Nathan Deal said the rise in September is "the fifth straight quarter of positive net revenue growth over 3.8%."

Deal said while he's optimistic about the state's economic future "there is still much work to be done."

Individual income tax collection's rose 2.6% in September. Net sales tax collections increased 7.1% and corporate income tax collections spiked 23.3%

Motor fuel tax receipts inched up 0.5% for September despite the state freezing a proposed gas tax hike.

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