Arkansas general revenues declined almost 4% in the first month of fiscal 2010 from a year earlier, marking the seventh month in the last eighth in which revenue failed to match the previous year.

July revenues totaled $406.3 million, down $5.8 million from the forecast and $16.4 million less than in July 2008. Collections last year were the highest ever for the month of July, at $422.6 million.

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