WASHINGTON -- State governments took in noticeably higher tax revenues during the first three months of this year, compared with the same period last year, a report from the Center for the Study of the States says.

State tax revenues were up 7.8% in the first quarter of 1992, as a result of tax rate increases and additional consumer spending that bolstered sales tax receipts, according to the report, which was based on a survey of budget officers in all states except Alaska.

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