WASHINGTON — Persistent declines in tax revenue continued to pummel states for another three months, making the third fiscal quarter the fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit declines, according to a Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government report issued yesterday.

Tax revenue fell an overall 10.9% during the period from July through September and year-over-year tax revenue has averaged a 12.5% decline over the last four quarters, according to the group’s findings.

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