While 2013 began just a few days ago, Missouri's Fiscal Year is now half-over, and so far officials say it's been a good one.
The latest numbers from Governor Jay Nixon's Budget Office show a 7.9 percent increase in revenue collections from July to December, as compared to the same 6-month period a year ago.
At that time, the Show-Me State had collected around $3.49 billion in revenues. A year later, collections stand at $3.77 billion. Budget Director Linda Luebbering credits an improved economy.