SAN FRANCISCO - State tax revenues fell by the largest amount on record in the first three months of 2009 and probably fell further in the second quarter, according to a report by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government.

Total state tax collections fell 11.7% in the first three months of the calendar year, compared to the same period a year earlier, according to Census Bureau data analyzed by Rockefeller Institute researchers Donald Boyd and Lucy Dadayan. That's the biggest decline in the 46 years for which data are available.

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