Robust December collections boosted Pennsylvania’s tax receipts to $191.2 million above budgeted estimates for the first half of fiscal 2011.

The state brought in $11.5 billion of general fund collections from July through December, $191.2 million, or 1.7%, more than earlier projections. December tax receipts came in $176.9 million above budgeted figures at $2.3 billion.

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