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Illinois’ two major income tax hikes were major failures.

That’s the takeaway from Illinois’ 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. It’s one of the state’s most important financial documents. And in true Illinois fashion, it was published 245 days late — tardier than any other state.

Austin Berg is a Chicago-based writer with the Illinois Policy Institute who wrote this column for The Center Square. Austin can be reached at aberg@illinoispolicy.org.

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