SAN FRANCISCO - A weakening national economy will take a bite out of Oregon's budget, even though the state has avoided the worst of the real estate bust, state economists predicted in a forecast report released Friday.

The state's latest quarterly revenue forecast includes a $183.1 million decrease in projected general fund revenues for the 2007-2009 biennium, which runs through June 2009. That revenue forecast is now $12.9 billion.

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