In the latest report on the state's revenue picture, state revenues were $58.2 million, or 4.4. percent, less than forecast.
But the state's receipts for 2012 fiscal year were $700,000 more than forecast.
Minnesota Management and Budget, which releases the monthly revenue report, warns that the results are "preliminary and subject to revision."
"Monthly revenue variances should be interpreted with great caution. Wide swings in variances for particular revenues may be caused by variations in the rate at which receipts are received or refunds are processed and not reflect changes in the revenue outlook," the agency said.
The state will have a truer picture of where things stand on Dec. 1, when fiscal experts release the next revenue forecast.
Gov. Mark Dayton, speaking to a mostly Republican audience at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, repeated his familiar attack on the House GOP, blaming them for a legislative impasse on transportation.
The 20-year-old suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shooting said nothing and appeared "zombie-like" when he was arrested by authorities nearly 24 hours into an intense manhunt, authorities said.
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