The state revenue data matter. Among other things, it's a sign that better times really may be on their way.
What didn't matter? I'll go with the House Republican budget. Hey, I'm willing to give them credit for trying -- unlike the Senate. But it's not going to have any substantive effect.
What do you have? What do you think mattered this week?
(Jonathan Bernstein covers U.S. politics for Bloomberg View.He is co-editor of "The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2012."Follow him onTwitter at @JBPlainblog.)
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