State tax receipts dive

As of the end of the second quarter, Alabama’s total state tax receipts were down 13 percent from the same point in 2008. Sales taxes were down 10 percent and income taxes were down 24 percent.

Nationwide state tax receipts were down a total of 17 percent. Nine percent of that was sales tax, and 27 percent was income tax.

The numbers, released today, come from the Census Bureau.

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