BRADENTON, Fla. - Economists on Friday delivered more bad news for Florida.

The state's number-crunchers said that since their November general revenue estimating conference, "weakness in the state, national, and world economies has deepened." As a result, the conference reduced its estimate of general revenue collections for fiscal 2009 by $1.1 billion, or 4.9% below the estimate from November. For fiscal 2010, expected revenues were reduced by $2.3 billion, or 10.6% from the earlier forecast.

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