CHICAGO -- The Illinois General Assembly was poised to approve a fiscal 1993 budget Thursday after the Illinois House agreed to a compromise on the state's Medicaid funding.

Gov. Jim Edgar had proposed imposing new taxes on all hospitals and charging special fees to nursing homes in the state to help fund the $4.4 billion Medicaid budget. The governor's plan would have raised $735 million partly with a 2.9 hospital tax.

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