Minnesotans paid more than $1.4 billion in state taxes in May, about $17 million less than state budget officials predicted.
Individual income tax collections were $15 million, or 2.3 percent, less than protected. Sales taxes nearly hit their target, coming in at $372 million, just $1 million below estimates. Other form of revenue beat targets by $22 million, offsetting much of the decline in other areas.
The state has taken in $16.8 billion for the fiscal year, about $95 million below the forecast.
Minnesota budget officials urge caution in interpreting revenue numbers, which can fluctuate wildly from month to month.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."