WASHINGTON — Tax revenues continued to fall in the July-to-September quarter of 2009 — the fourth consecutive quarter of decline — for all 44 states that reported their third-quarter results to the Rockefeller Institute of Government, according to its preliminary report released yesterday. Surprising revelations in the report include California’s relatively moderate year-over-year declines.

No states were spared from the recession’s drag on tax collections, the Rockefeller report said. All states reported losses, but Alaska suffered the most overall compared with last year, while the fiscally ailing California actually fared better than many states.

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