CHICAGO -- The ink was barely dry on Illinois's fiscal 1993 budget signed by Gov. Jim Edgar Thursday, when the governor said the state may have to resort to cash- flow borrowing to pay off an avalanche of overdue expenses.

Mike Lawrence, the governor's spokesman, said Friday that the governor is "inclined" to turn to short-term borrowing now that the budget is completed, and that he "is serious enough about it that we have contacted the comptroller and treasurer."

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