DALLAS — Oklahoma general fund revenues came in higher than expected in December, with sales tax collections ­leading the way.

Treasurer Ken Miller, who was sworn in for his first two-year term Dec. 10, said Oklahoma’s economy appears to be continuing its slow and steady recovery from the recession. General fund collections totaled $454.4 million in December, an increase of $52.1 million from December 2009 and $18.9 million more than forecast. The sales tax produced $145.2 million for the month.

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