WV gets largest surplus in history for FY 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- Governor Jim Justice says that revenue December's General Revenue Fund collections gave the state its biggest surplus ever for the first 6 months of a fiscal year.

"These numbers are unbelievable," the governor said. "I think the best way to qualify this is that we have the biggest surplus in history for our state for the first six months of a fiscal year. It's really good when you consider where we were two years ago."

December collections ended up being $44.8 million over what was projected and made Fiscal Year 2019 collections $185.9 million above estimates.