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David R Brinkley

State revenue up amid improved economy

State revenue up amid improved economy

State officials say the government will have $80 million more to spend than originally projected this year thanks to an improving economy, but the Hogan administration has no plans to reverse budget cuts.

The Board of Revenue Estimates revised its forecast Monday for the current fiscal year, saying people's incomes rose more than expected and would generate extra tax revenue for Maryland this year and next. Next year, the pool of extra cash is expected to be even bigger: $130 million.

But officials repeatedly urged caution in using the higher-than-expected revenue for more state spending.

The sums are small compared to the state's nearly $16 billion spending plan. Gov....