CHICAGO -- The Michigan Legislature on Wednesday night passed the last of the bills for the state's $7.8 billion general fund budget for the fiscal year that begins today.

Gov. John Engler has signed all but a few of the budget bills into law as of yesterday, according to Maureen McNulty, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Management and Budget. She said the governor will need a few days to review the final bills that were passed out of the Legislature this week.

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