MS Revenue Falls Short

The governor’s office says the state collected $4.9 million less than had been projected during November.

The state is nearing the halfway point of its 2012 fiscal year that ends next June 30.

The report comes after a good October, in which total revenues were 5 percent, or $20.2 million, more than anticipated.

Gov. Haley Barbour said Thursday in a statement that so far this year, revenue collections are about 2.5 percent above estimates.

Barbour urged more prudent spending of state revenues and reserves until economic conditions improve, especially when the state will have $200 million less in federal funds next year.

A new Legislature convenes in January.