Today Sen. Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island, a member of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, issued the following statement after the release of the March revenue forecast, which showed a net gain of $40 million in revenue over the next two years and that the forecast is mostly unchanged from November projections:

“Washington state is finally emerging from the Great Recession and this forecast shows we are making progress.

“The numbers released today show that we are finally on a path to economic recovery. We have an obligation to our children and families’ futures through funding education, creating jobs and protecting our quality of life.

“While the numbers released today are better than expected, we still have much to accomplish.”