WASHINGTON -- A weak economy in the third quarter continued to curb state revenue collections and force state officials to rely heavily on legislated tax increases to keep their budgets in balance, according to a survey released yesterday.

The survey by the Center for the Study of the States in Albany found that state tax collections in the period from July through September rose 4.5%, from the same period a year earlier.

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