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State Tax Revenues Fall Short Projections For November


The California budget’s strong financial performance this fiscal year hit a bump in the road last month.

November tax revenues came in roughly two percent below projections, which equates to more than $150 million.

Overall this fiscal year, the state’s been doing well – revenues are $1 billion over projections, or about three percent. The question is whether this is the start of a downward trend, or if it’s just a temporary blip.

California’s volatile income tax collections fell more than seven percent below expectations.

But state tax revenues still totaled nearly half a billion dollars more this November than the same month a year ago.


Ben Adler

Capitol Bureau Chief

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler first became a public radio listener in the car on his way to preschool – though not necessarily by choice. Now, he leads Capital Public Radio’s state Capitol coverage, which airs on NPR stations across California.  Read Full Bio 

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