RICHMOND -- A budget-weary but confident Gov. L. Douglas Wilder yesterday told Virginia lawmakers that he has ordered his cabinet secretaries to find ways to cut agency budgets "significantly" for the 1995 and 1996 fiscal years.

In testimony before the General Assembly's money committees, Wilder said the budget cuts are necessary to avert a potential budget gap in excess of $500 million in the coming fiscal biennium.

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