- Associated Press - Sunday, December 21, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine officials say that revenues are up $31.7 million over estimates so far this fiscal year.

Richard Rosen, acting commissioner of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, tells the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (https://bit.ly/1wU0tns ) that lawmakers shouldn’t “move themselves into a moment of exuberance” with news of extra funds as the budget year isn’t even halfway over yet.

Tax receipts in November came in $4.1 million above projections. Rosen says that sales tax revenues also beat projections for the first time in a while.

Rosen says lower-than-expected energy prices are in part driving the increase in revenues and warns that energy prices could change.

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Information from: WMEA-FM, https://www.mpbn.net/index.html

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