Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine told state agencies on Tuesday to begin to look for ways to scale back their budgets by as much as 15%, as he prepares a revised revenue forecast that will likely lead to budget cuts in fiscal 2009 and 2010.

Secretary of Finance Ric Brown said the governor has asked agencies to find targeted cuts that could add up to 5%, 10%, or 15% of their budgets, but that not every agency will such have sweeping percentage reductions.

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