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?
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