After scrambling to sew up $84 billion in budget holes for the new fiscal year, states already face as much as $149 billion in new shortfalls during the next three, according to a report Tuesday from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Fiscal 2010, which ended June 30 in most states, was a tough year for them. Tax receipts shriveled 4.6% through the first three quarters, according to the Census Bureau, with drastic declines in income and sales taxes.

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