WASHINGTON States have prospered from the recent strong economic growth, but budget officers worry that long-term fiscal distress will return when the economy cools off, according to a report released yesterday.

"Most states are viewing the rapid growth of the final quarter of 1993 and the following quarters as a scenario that may not be sustainable in the future," said the report, based on a semiannual survey conducted by the National Association of State Budget Officers.

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