State revenue forecasters on Wednesday added $1.2 billion to the revenue picture over two years, a move that a top Kelly administration official said makes it affordable to accelerate elimination of the state sales tax on food.
New consensus revenue estimates show that total state revenue would increase by $794.2 million in the current fiscal year and about $423 million in fiscal year 2024.
The new estimate would leave the state with a $2.3 billion ending . . .