WASHINGTON — Reliance on volatile sources of tax revenue that swing in boom-and-bust cycles led to budget woes most states are currently facing, according to a new report published by the Tax Foundation.

The report, published Wednesday by the nonprofit educational group, which is based here, relies on data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009. It shows 16 states had double-digit tax revenue declines in fiscal 2009 while five states, Iowa, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, and Wyoming, posted tax revenue increases.

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