State revenues in fiscal 2014 are expected to total $5.9 billion, up $272 million from fiscal 2013 collections, according to a new fiscal forecast outlined last week to the Legislative Finance Committee.

Increased expenditures in fiscal 2013 authorized by the 2012 Legislature, including bolstering the state’s pension plan, will cost about $74 million. The remaining $198 million is available for appropriation by lawmakers in fiscal 2014.

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