WASHINGTON — State revenues jumped 5.3% in fiscal year 2013, but officials are worried that a slowdown next year is imminent, the National Conference of State Legislatures said in a recent report.

Despite overall improved fiscal conditions with revenues and expenditures, state officials are uncertain about the sustainability of the stronger revenue growth rates seen in fiscal 2013, which for most states ended on June 30. On top of that, spending needs are likely to outpace revenue projections as growing Medicaid costs and a protracted economic recovery continue to add pressure on state budgets, the report said.

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