New York State budget officials may need to plug a fiscal 1994 budget hole that has grown more than twice as large as their original estimate, sources in Albany said yesterday.

State officials have come to the conclusion in recent months that the fiscal 1994 budget gap could reach as high as $4 billion, a source with knowledge of the state budget said. In February, budget officials had said they would have to take steps to close a $1.6 billion gap in the the fiscal 1994 spending plan.

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