WASHINGTON -- States' revenue growth slowed dramatically in the second quarter of this year compared with the two previous quarters, the Center for the Study of the State reports.

Excluding, legislated tax changes and inflation, states' tax revenues grew by a slim 0.2% in the quarter that ended June 30, down from gains of 2.6% and 2.9% in the two previous quarters, says the report from the Albany-based research group.

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