CHICAGO -- Gov. Jim Edgar of Illinois signed into law a $33 billion all-funds budget for fiscal 1995 yesterday after state lawmakers approved a compromise spending plan 12 days after the fiscal year began.
Signing the budget from a hospital room where he is recovering from heart surgery, Edgar said the budget increases funding for education and reforms the state's Medicaid system -- two things he pushed for in his original proposed version of the budget. The state's fiscal year began. July 1.