DALLAS - Oklahoma's state tax collections plummeted in February, falling below last year's totals and significantly less than expected when the budget for fiscal 2009 was developed last year.

Preliminary reports show general revenue fund collections for February totaled $237.9 million, which was $65.4 million, or 21.6%, less than February 2008 collections and $103.9 million, or 30.4%, below the estimate.

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