Former Governor Jim Edgar Weighs in on the Fiscal Crisis
Ten years ago, Illinois had a $1.5 billion surplus. Many credit former Republican Governor Jim Edgar for creating those bountiful state coffers. Edgar served as governor of the state of Illinois from 1991-1999. He is the last Illinois governor who did not face criminal charges following his tenure. Currently, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois.
He tells us the secret to his track record of fiscal success in Illinois.