WASHINGTON - Many states are facing at least two or three more years of serious fiscal problems because of continued revenue declines stemming from the recession, the National Conference of State Legislatures warned this week in a budget update.

"If certainly looks like 2011 at least and maybe into 2012 before we see improvements in the state situation or some kind of return to what we think of as normalcy," NCSL executive director William T. Pound said yesterday.

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