DALLAS — Louisiana lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal must fill a $319 million revenue gap in the fiscal 2010 budget in less than three months following the latest revision in expected revenues.

The Revenue Estimating Conference on Wednesday adopted a new forecast of $7.54 billion in fiscal 2010 general fund revenue, down from the four-member group’s estimate of $7.86 billion in December. That estimate was $197 million lower than projected in the one developed in May 2009.

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