From the press release:
State tax revenues continued to deteriorate in the fourth quarter of 2009, marking a record fifth consecutive quarter of declining collections, according to a report issued today by the Rockefeller Institute of Government.
Overall, state tax revenues for the fourth quarter of 2009 dropped 4.2 percent from a year earlier and 8.6 percent from the same period two years earlier, according to Rockefeller Institute research and Census Bureau data. Forty-one states reported total tax revenue declines during the quarter, with seven states reporting double-digit declines. Nine states, led by New Hampshire and North Carolina, showed improvement in revenues relative to a year earlier.
Federal Income Tax Collections Foretell More Bad News for States
Source: Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, May 4, 2010