The Minnesota Management and Budget agency on Thursday reported that tax revenue collected in November was slightly less than expected, totaling $1.43 billion.

That's $9 million less than what officials had projected. Receipts for general sales and other tax were down, while individual income taxes totaled $624 million, about 3 percent more than expected. 

For fiscal year 2016, which began last summer, the state has now collected $7.5 billion. 

Budget officials caution that monthly tax revenue figures are preliminary and subject to revision.

The monthly report comes on the heels of a state budget and economic forecast that projects legislators will have a budget surplus of $1.9 billion for the current two-year budget period. Legislators will convene early next year and decide then how to carve up the surplus. 

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