State aid and property taxes are dropping simultaneously for the first time since 1980, while demand for government services continue to rise, according to a report published by the Pew Center on the States Friday.

In 2010, local governments lost 2.6% of their state aid and 2.5% of their property tax revenue from the previous year, totaling $25 billion, Pew said in the report, entitled “The Local Squeeze.” The center focused on 30 major metro areas and used Census Bureau data for the report.

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