Published: Aug 12, 2010 9:50 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 12, 2010 6:50 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - State economists are making a slight upward revision in their estimate of Florida's general revenue.

Thursday's adjustment is the second of three estimates made each year. It will help lawmakers decide if they need to make midyear changes in the state's budget.

Final numbers won't be calculated until later Thursday. Preliminary figures would increase the estimate by $174 million to $240 million in the current budget year that began July 1. They range from $200 million to $300 million for next year.

That's around 1 percent in each case.

The Legislature used the last estimate in March to draft the $70.1 billion budget for this year. General revenue, largely sales
tax, accounts for nearly $23 billion of that total.